ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF CURCUMA LONGA L. LEAF VOLATILE OIL AND MONOTERPENE ALCOHOL COMPOUNDS AGAINST SKIN PATHOGENSSAPTHA JYOTHI GERIGE, D. MURALIDHARA RAO, G. MAHESH KUMAR YADAV AND R. RAMANJENEYULU
The volatile oil of Curcuma longa L. leaves shows a wide spectrum of antimicrobial activities. The essential oil from the leaves is biologically active which inhibits 96% the growth of the Skin pathogens at the concentration of 250pL /rnL. The GC-MS analysis of the plant, reported the leaf volatile oil chemical compounds, of which Linalool (0.7%) and 1,8-Cineole (6.5%) are the Monoterpene alcohol compounds. At the concentration of 250pL/mL the Monoterpene alcohol compounds inhibits the growth of the skin pathogens at the rate of 74% and 60% respectively.
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