Antimicrobial effects of essential oils from Tanacetum vulgare L. and Salvia officinalis L., growing in Slovakia

Authors

  • Mária Mikulášová Institute of Cell Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina, Bratislava, SK-842 15, Slovak Republic
  • Štefánia Vaverková Department of Pharmacognosy and Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University, Odbojárov 10, Bratislava, SK- 83232, Slovak Republic

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36547/nbc.1273

Keywords:

essential oils, Tanacetum, Salvia, antimicrobial

Abstract

Possible antimicrobial properties of essential oils isolated from Tanacetum vulgare L., and Salvia officinalis L., harvested from five different locations in Slovakia, were examined using the disc agar diffusion method and by the microdilution method. GC/MS analysis of the essential oil from Tanacetum vulgare L. resulted in the identification of 16 compounds constituting 82.1% of the total oil. Gram-positive bacteria, mainly Bacillus subtilis, were more susceptible to essential oils from both plants than were gramnegative species. Tested essential oils posses also anti-yeast activity. The shares of the constituents in the essential oils as well as their antimicrobial activity differed in dependence on the locality.

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Published

2021-11-22

How to Cite

Mikulášová, M., & Vaverková, Štefánia. (2021). Antimicrobial effects of essential oils from Tanacetum vulgare L. and Salvia officinalis L., growing in Slovakia. Nova Biotechnologica Et Chimica, 9(2), 161-166. https://doi.org/10.36547/nbc.1273

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Research Articles
Received 2021-11-22
Published 2021-11-22