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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2014, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Screening of Antibacterial Potential of Siam Queen, Holy Basil and Italian Basil Essential Oils

Amra Zareen, Dilnawaz Ahmed Gardezi, Muhammad Naeemullah, Muhammad Shahid Masood, Riffat Tahira

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a widespread culinary herbal crop grown for fresh or dry leaf, essential oil and seed markets. The essential oils of three basil cultivars were investigated for their antibacterial activity. The essential oil of Siam Queen, Holy basil and Italian basil was tested against two gram positive (B. subtilis and M. lacticum) and two gram negative (Y. reukeri and X. axonopodis) bacterial strains in comparison with antibiotic, amoxicillin. Highly significant differences were recorded for essential oils/antibiotic, concentration and bacteria. Mean values for zones of inhibition against different bacterial strains demonstrated that basil essential oils of all the studied cultivars have good antibacterial activity against gram positive bacteria (B. subtilis) as compared to gram negative bacteria.
Antibacterial activity of (a): Siam queen against Bacillus subtilis. (b): holy basil against Xanthomonas axonopodis, (c): Italian basil against Microbacterium lacticum, (d): holy basil against Yersinia ruckeri.
Fig.: Antibacterial activity of (a): Siam queen against Bacillus subtilis. (b): holy basil against Xanthomonas axonopodis, (c): Italian basil against Microbacterium lacticum, (d): holy basil against Yersinia ruckeri.
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How to cite this article:
Amra Zareen, Dilnawaz Ahmed Gardezi, Muhammad Naeemullah, Muhammad Shahid Masood, Riffat Tahira. Screening of Antibacterial Potential of Siam Queen, Holy Basil and Italian Basil Essential Oils. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2014; 2(2): 63-68.
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