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Published on:July 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2017; 51(3s):s230-s233
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.51.3s.19

Determination of Antimicrobial Activity and Chemical Composition of Pimento & Ginger Essential Oil


Authors and affiliation (s):

Nesrin Şener*1, Sevil Özkinali2, Mahmut Gür3, Kerim Güney4, Osman Emre Özkan3, Moustafa Milad Khalifa4

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science-Arts, Kastamonu University, Kastamonu, TURKEY

2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science-Arts, Hitit University, Çorum, TURKEY

3Department of Forest Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Kastamonu University, Kastamonu, TURKEY

4Department of Forest Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Kastamonu University, Kastamonu, TURKEY

Abstract:

The essential oil was obtained from pimento (Pimenta racemosa Mill.) and ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) through hydrodistillation method. The chemical composition of pimento and ginger essential oils were analyzed by GC-MS. It was found that the most abundant components were methyleugenol (52.33%) and zingiberene (16.32%) in essential oils of pimento and ginger, respectively. The antimicrobial activities of essential oils were investigated against 18 microorganisms with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) method. While pimento essential oil behaved strong antimicrobial against all bacteria apart from S. epidermidis, ginger essential oil exhibited poor activity against all bacteria. As a result of this study; it can be suggested that pimento essential oil is a preservative in the medicinal application and food industry.

Key words: Pimento, Ginger, Essential oil, Antimicrobial Activity, Hydrodistillation method, Chemical composition.

 

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