Microbicidal Potential of Essential Oil of Curcuma haritha Mangaly and Sabu


  • University of Calicut, Genetics and Plant Breeding Division, Department of Botany, Kerala, 673635, India


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.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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