EVALUATION OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIE OF LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL

  • Hicham BOUGHENDJIOUA Department of Natural Sciences, High School Professors Technological Education, Skikda, Algeria
  • Samah DJEDDI Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Badji Mokhtar, Annaba, Algeria
Keywords: Lemon, Citrus limon, essential oil, chemical composition, antibacterialactivity

Abstract

Citrus essential oils are a complex mixture of more than a hundred components of differing chemical natures.The study reported the antibacterial activity of Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil (Rutaceae) against eight bacterial strains (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella spp,Bacillus subtilis,Listeria monocytogenesand Staphylococcus aureus) chosen for their high pathogenicity.strongThe obtained results showed that the essential oil exhibited averageto strong antimicrobial activity against the tested microorganisms.

Published
2021-07-12