ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OILS: EXPLORATION ON MECHANISM OF BIOACTIVITYAbstract
Eessential oils are known to possess antimicrobial activity. This review article explains the antimicrobial reaction, application, effects, and characteristics of cinnamaldehyde. Amongst the different essential oils, Cinnamaldehyde is observed to be the most effective antimicrobial agent. The current studies on cinnamaldehyde in the field of microbiology have been highlighted. This review explains the different methods, those are used for antimicrobial evaluation. Additionally, the anti-physiologic effect of antimicrobial agents using microbial respiration rate is also discussed.
S. N. Ashakirin, M. Tripathy*, U. K. Patil and A. B. A. Majeed
Laboratory of Fundamentals of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
16 January, 2017
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