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Research Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019
Cashewnut Shell Oil as Effective Antibacterial Compound and its Effect in Staphylococcus aureus
S. Dorathy Selva Jeba Pritha | S.Karpagam
Abstract: Cashewnut shell oil has antibacterial and antifungal activity. It is a corrosive oil which has many medicinal applications. It is used against athletics foot in rural places. The purpose of this research is to analyze the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of Cashewnut shell oil against Staphylococcus aureus. Cashewnut shell oil was extracted with Acetone, ethanol and petroleum ether were tested against Staphylococcus aureus for antibacterial activity. . The MIC ranges from 150 g/mL -0.15 g/mL of the extracts and it determined by using Broth dilution method. The MIC ranges from 150 g/mL -0.15 g/mL The Concentration of Cashewnut shell oil of about 9.4 g/mL of acetone, 4.7 g/mL of ethanol and 9.4 g/mL of petroleum ether showed good activity against S. aureus. The oil exhibit antibacterial activity against the pathogen even at low concentration. The present research thus suggests the value of the Shell oil in the treatment of various skin infections.
Keywords: Minimum Inhibitory Concentration, Cashewnut Shell oil, broth dilution method
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019,
Pages: 593 - 594