Microbicidal Potential of Essential Oil of Curcuma haritha Mangaly and Sabu
Objective: Detection of antimicrobial activity of Curcuma haritha essential oil. Materials and methods: Essential oil was separated from Curcuma haritha by hydrodistillation. Antimicrobial activity of this oil was tested against six fungi and four bacteria by using filterpaper disk diffusion method. Results: The growth of almost all microorganisms were inhibited by the activity of the essential oil. Conclusion: The essential oil of C. haritha can be used to develop commercial herbal microbicides.
Curcuma haritha, Essential Oil, Antimicrobial Activity.
Pharmacy and Pharmacology
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