Anti-microbial activity of the essential oil of the leaves of Pimenta dioica Linn. (Family: Myrtaceae)

K. Rao Shaival, M. A. Iyengar, Rao Girija

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The essential oil obtained by steam distillation, from the leaf of Pimenta dioica, showed a strong antibacterial activity against Coagulase negative Staphylococci and Pseudomonas spp and a strong antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-461
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Drugs
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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