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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2021, Vol. 9 Issue 1, Part A

Antimicrobial activity of the fixed oil extracted from Ficus gomelleira (Moraceae) seeds on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus

AUTHOR(S): Lainy Campos do Nascimento, Marcos Ariel Vancini da Silva and Jorge Luiz Fortuna
ABSTRACT:Bacterial resistance has gradually intensified and become a problem with the indiscriminate use of antimicrobials, reducing the potential for positive results in the control of infections through commercial drugs. Some of the most commonly-identified bacteria in cases of urinary tract and intestinal infections are Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. As such, this study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of the fixed oil extracted from Ficus gomelleira Kunth & C. D. Bouché (Moraceae) seeds on E. coli and S. aureus. The extraction of the fixed oil was performed using the Soxhlet extractor system with the solvents hexane and ethanol. The disc-diffusion technique was applied using white discs, 6.0 mm in diameter, soaked with the fixed oil extracted from the seeds, in Petri dishes containing Müeller-Hinton agar. This study showed the successful inhibition of both bacteria at concentrations of 100% and 50% using the solvent hexane. There was no effectiveness of the Gameleira extract as an antimicrobial with the ethanol solvent.
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How to cite this article:
Lainy Campos do Nascimento, Marcos Ariel Vancini da Silva, Jorge Luiz Fortuna. Antimicrobial activity of the fixed oil extracted from Ficus gomelleira (Moraceae) seeds on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2021;9(1):43-47.
American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products