Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Antimicrobial activity of peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita L.)

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №4 Pages: 787-790
Heading: Clinical Pharmacology Article type: Original article
Authors: Raikova S.V., Golikov A.G., Shub G.M., Durnova N.A., Shapoval O.G., Rakhmetova A.Yu.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Рurposе. To study antimicrobial activity of fume of the essential oil of peppermint against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Materials and methods: The screening study of antimicrobial activity of solutions of essential oil by disk-diffusion method and activity of essential oil fume of own preparation and pharmaceutical form of oil according to standard strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Esсherichia coli and 12 clinical strains of staphylococci (6 methicillin-resistant and 6 methicillin-sensitive) has been carried out. Results: Essential oil of own preparation and pharmaceutical form showed equal antimicrobial activity against strains of staphylococci. Essential oil of own preparation has been determined to reveal higher activity against gram-negative strains. Conclusion: Received data have proved the presence of antimicrobial activity against all strains of microorganisms and mostly against staphy-lococci

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