International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Microbiology | Nigeria | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023

Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil of Origanum Majorana L. and Schinus Molle L. Endemic in Northern Cyprus

Ighoyinvwin Peter Odogun [2] | Christopher O. J. Oradimetal Grant | Guner Ekiz

Abstract: The recent increase of resistant microorganisms to preexisting synthetic antimicrobial drugs calls for concerns and requires more research to develop novel antimicrobial drugs from natural sources. Secondary metabolites from plant have proven to be effective against microorganism as well as possessing other therapeutic and nutritional functions. Essential oils are volatile oils which normally are responsible for many sweet smells and extensively used in medicinal, cosmetic, cultinary and ornamental purposes. The present work aims to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of Origanum majorana and Schinus molle essential oil endemic plant in Northern Cypruson Clinical isolates from Near East Hospital. The plant material used in this study was collected from Northern Cyprus. The essential oil was obtained by hydrodistillation and analysed by GC - MS, 26 compounds were identified representing 97.6% total of the essential oil. The main compounds found were cis - sabiene hydrate (11.6 %,), terpienen - 4 - ol (24.1) and E - ocimenol. The antimicrobial activity of the oil was determined using disc diffusion method and it was found out that the essential oil of Origanum majorana L. and Schinus molle showed significant activity against Staphylococcous aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aurginosa and Stenotrophomona maltophilia. This result indicates the possible use of essential oils of Origanum majorana L. andSchinus molle as antibacterial agent however; there is need for further clinical study to ascertain fully its effectiveness and potential toxic effect.

Keywords: Origanum majorana L., Schinus molle, Antimicrobial Activity, Essential Oils, Northern Cyprus

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,

Pages: 627 - 630

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