Antibacterial activity of essential oil extracted from leaves of etraclinis articulata (Vahl) Masters from Algeria flora

F.Z ABI Ayad, M ABI Ayad, H.A. Lazzouni, S.A. Rebiahi, Bessiere Bessiere


The present study describes the antibacterial activity of Tetraclinis articulata essential oil, a traditional endemic plant of Algeria. The essential oil from the dried leaves was extracted by Hydrodistillation. The essential oil was subjected to antibacterial tests, using the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), the disc diffusion and the disc volatilization method. The oil revealed weak to good antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, Bacillus cereus ATCC11778, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC27853, Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 & ATCC 25921. The findings suggest feasibility of application of T.articulata oil in treatment of the infections caused by those microorganisms.

Keys words: Thuya from Berberie (Tetraclinis articulata), essential oil (EO), antibacterial activity

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