The study evaluated the chemical profile, antimicrobial activity and toxicity of essential oils (EOs) of C. citratus, O. basilicum and A. rosaeodora. The EOs were extracted by hydrodistillation, the chemical profile was determined using the physicochemical parameters and the chemical composition was obtained by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The major chemical composition of the EO of A. rosaeodora presented linalool (93.60%), the EO of C. citratus exhibited geranial (43.96%) and EO of O. basilicum found methyl chavicol. All EOs in this study had LC50 between 582 mg L-1 and 282 mg L-1. The antimicrobial activity of EO C. citratus demonstrated inhibition halos for S. aureus of 25 mm and 25 mm for E. coli, EO of O. basilicum exhibited inhibition halo of 18 mm for E.coli and 20 mm for S. aureus and EO of A. rosaeodora presented 11 mm for E. coli and 15 for S. aureus. As the values of MIC and MBC found, the EO of O. basilicum presented a more effective inhibitory action against S. aureus. It was concluded that the observed biological potentials encourage the application potentials in the efficiency of the control of pathogenic microorganisms.
Gustavo Oliveira Everton
Master in Health and Environment: Biotechnology applied to health by the Federal University of Maranhão.Researcher in Laboratory of Research and Application of Essential Oils, Federal University of Maranhão.Receive honor in merit in 2017 by the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA) for your performance as a researcher.
Paulo Sérgio Santos Júnior
Aline Medeiro Ferreira
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
essential oil, Antimicrobial, toxicity
MUSIC / General