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Acta Pharmaceutica, Vol.55 No.4 December 2005. -

Juniper essential oil Juniperi aetheroleum was obtained from the juniper berry, and the GC-MS analysis showed that the main compounds in the oil were alpha-pinene 29.17% and betha-pinene 17.84%, sabinene 13.55%, limonene 5.52%, and mircene 0.33%. The juniper essential oil was evaluated for the antimicrobial activity against sixteen bacterial species, seven yeast-like fungi, three yeast and four dermatophyte strains. Juniper essential oil showed similar bactericidal activities against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial species; with MIC values between 8 and 70% V-V as well as a strong fungicidal activity against yeasts, yeast-like fungi and dermatophytes, with the MIC values below 10%, V-V. The strongest fungicidal activity was recorded against Candida spp. MIC from 0.78 to 2 %, V-V and dermatophytes from 0.39 to 2%, V-V.

Juniperus communis; juniper; essential oil; antibacterial; antifungal activity



Autor: STJEPAN PEPELJNJAK - IVAN KOSALEC - ZDENKA KALOĐERA - NIKOLA BLAŽEVIĆ -

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