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Título: Antimicrobial activity of the essential oils of Dittrichia viscosa subsp viscosa on Helicobacter pylori
Autor: Silva, D.
Denham, E.
Faleiro, Leonor
Miguel, Maria Graça
Cavaleiro, C.
Salgueiro, L. R.
Data: 2005
Editora: International Society Horticultural Science (ISHS)
Resumo: Dittrichia viscosa subsp. viscosa (Compositae) is found on edges, wood clearings and in waste places of the Iberian Peninsula. Aerial parts of D. viscosa were collected at flowering phase in September-October 2001 around Lisbon, Portugal and the essential oils isolated by hydro-distillation for 4 h using a Clevenger-type apparatus. The oils were analyzed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Preliminary examination of the essential oils allowed the identification of 32 components. Only four components reached percentages over 5%: fokienol (11.8%), T-muurorol (7.9%), (E)-nerolidol (5.5%) and delta-cadinene (5.0%). The essential oils were tested against Helicobacterpylori and Listeria monocytogenes. Essential oils did not have antimicrobial activity against L. monocytogenes. The essential oil at 0.88 to 22.22 mu g.ml(-1) did not inhibit the growth of H. pylori, affected the growth slightly at 44.40 mu g.ml(-1), and completely inhibited the growth at 88.80 to 133.20 mu g.ml(-1) Results show that use of D. viscosa essential oil in the treatment of gastric disorders caused by H. pylori can be effective.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/6326
ISBN: 90-6605-578-2
ISSN: 0567-7572
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