In vitro antimicrobial activity of Pistacia lentiscus L. edible oil and phenolic extract.

Abstract : Pistacia lentiscus L. is known in some Tunisian forest area by its fixed oil used in traditional medicine as an antiseptic product. This investigation is the first to study the antimicrobial activity of P.lentiscus edible oil and its phenolic extract. Oil was extracted from fruits harvested from six provenances located in Tunisia. The antimicrobial activity was tested using disc diffusion assay and the broth dilution method. Kbouch and Sidi Zid oils were most efficient (p < 0.003) against, respectively, Staphylococcus aureus and Aspergillus niger with an inhibition zone of 9.33 mm. The phenolic extract had the largest spectrum of sensitive microorganisms. The minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration results showed that all strains were inhibited by both oil and extract.
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Natural Product Research, Taylor & Francis, 2015, 29 (6), pp.565-70. 〈10.1080/14786419.2014.952232〉
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F. Mezni, C. Aouadhi, M L Khouja, A Khaldi, A Maaroufi. In vitro antimicrobial activity of Pistacia lentiscus L. edible oil and phenolic extract.. Natural Product Research, Taylor & Francis, 2015, 29 (6), pp.565-70. 〈10.1080/14786419.2014.952232〉. 〈pasteur-01375003〉

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