Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003490
Title: Antibacterial activity of rosemary oleoresin against Enterococcus faecalis – An in vitro study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Essential oils have been long recognized for their antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, insecticidal, and antioxidant properties. They are widely used in medicine and in the food industry for these purposes. Oleoresins are combination of resin with essential oil. Enterococcus faecalis is one of the infectious organism leading to morbidity and mortality. Recently, Enterococcus has become the third most common nosocomial pathogens. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity of rosemary oleoresin against E. faecalis. Materials and Methods: Different concentrations of rosemary oleoresin were evaluated for its antibacterial activity against. E. faecalis using agar well diffusion method. Results: Rosemary oleoresin was effective against E. faecalis with good zone of inhibition in all tested concentrations. In fact, it showed a dose-dependent zone of inhibition with a maximum of 26 mm at the maximum concentration tested (100 µL). Conclusion: The study reveals that rosemary oleoresin has very good antibacterial activity against E. faecalis. Hence, it may be utilized for the management of infections with E. faecalis, especially in root canal failures.

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    G. Nivetha1 , Anitha Roy1 *, R. V. Geetha2 , T. Lakshmi 1

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    1 Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Anitha Roy, Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    G. Nivetha1 , Anitha Roy1 *, R. V. Geetha2 , T. Lakshmi 1

    Title:Antibacterial activity of rosemary oleoresin against Enterococcus faecalis – An in vitro study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1201-1203)
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    Methodology:Zone of inhibition and antibacterial activity
    Research Materials:Rosemary oleoresin

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Enterococcus faecalis Rosemary oleoresin Zone of inhibition and antibacterial activity

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