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2019  |  Vol: 5(3)  |  Issue: 3 (May- June)  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2019.5.3.11
Antimicrobial activity of selected essential oils against antibiotic resistant organisms

Kiruba Narayanasamy1, Elamathi Elangovan1, Devimaliga Keerthi1, Sridaran Jagadeeswari2, Bharathidasan Krithiga2, Vidya Padmanabhan2, Sivamani Periyasamy3*

1Department of Microbiology, Kamban College of Arts and Science for Women, Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India-606603

2Department of Microbiology, D. G. Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India- 600106

3Microlabs, Institute of Research and Technology, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India-632 009

*Address for Corresponding Author

P. Sivamani

Microlabs, Institute of Research and Technology, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India-632 009

Abstract

Objective: Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major public health problems especially in developing countries where relatively higher incidence of inappropriate use of antibiotics and greater levels of resistance compared to developed countries. The current study is focused to analyze the effectiveness of natural essential oils to overcome the resistance. Materials and methods: The causative agent was isolated from various Clinical Samples by standard microbiological method. The isolates were subjected to antibiotic senstivity testing for common three antibiotics such as Ampicillin, Amoxycillin, and Cefriaxone, combinational drugs such as sulbactam and clavulanic acid, natural essential oils such as Lemongrass,  PalmarosaCinnamonRosemaryResults: The isolates were found to be resistant to to Ampicillin, Amoxycillin, and Cefriaxone,but sensitive to combinational drugs such as sulbactam and clavulanic acid and in the same way to essential oils. Conclusion: The results have clearly indicated that natural products such as essential oils could be used to overcome the resistance of bacteria. Aromatherapy is a well established field and the selected oils have therapeutic value for diseases caused by those isolates.

Keywords: Isolation of bacteria, antimicrobial, MIC, MBC, essential oils

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