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POTENCY OF ESSENTIAL OILS EXTRACTED FROM SOME SELECTED MEDICINAL PLANTS AGAINST BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL PATHOGENS

Nighat Ziaudin, Hasnain Nangyal, *Sikandar Khan Sherwani, Syed Husnain Raza, Ihsan ul Haq, Tasveer Zahra Bokhari, and Rana Kausar

Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Abstract


Medicinal plants have a great importance in biological field. Mentha longifolia, Angilica glauca, Artemisia meritima,Cerdus deodara,Thymus serypelleum and Sassura lappa are selected medicinal plants used in this study for the sake of extraction of essential oils. The essential oils were extracted by hydro distillation method. Essential oils from these medicinal plants have great impact for antimicrobial (antibacterial and antifungal) activities against different strain of bacteria by using microbiological assay (disc diffusion method) and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). The results revealed that essential oils have moderate antibacterial effect.

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