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Journal of Diseases

March 2014, Volume 1, 1, pp 1-5

Screening of Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil of Thymus Vulgarison Some Pathogens

Bachir Raho G


Benattouche Z


Bevilacqua A


Corbo MR


Sinigaglia M


Pignatiello S

Bachir Raho G 1 ,

Benattouche Z 1 Bevilacqua A 3

Corbo MR 4 Sinigaglia M 4 Pignatiello S 4 

  1. Department of Biology, University of Mascara, Algeria 1

  2. Department of Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural Science, Foggia University, Italy 3

  3. Department of Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural Science, Foggia University, Italy 4


The inhibitory effects of Thymus vulgaris essential oils were screened against Coliform spp, Pseudomonas spp, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (EC1118), Zygosaccharomyces bailii (DSM 70492) and Lactobacillus plantarum (DSM2601) by agar well diffusion method. Results obtained in thisstudy revealed that the essential oils of Thymus vulgaris posses a weak antibacterial effect against the tested microorganisms with small inhibition zones ranged between 0 and 4 mm. This activity was dose independent. Z. baillii was more susceptible to T. vulgaris essential oils, while Coliform spp was more resistant comparing to other tested microorganisms. 
Contribution/ Originality
This study contributes to the existing literature and the scientific justification to the use of this plant in herbal medicine for the treatment of diseases of microbial origin and also introduces it as a potential candidate for drug development for the treatment of infectious diseases caused by these pathogens.




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