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Abstract

EVALUATION OF ANTI-METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OIL FROM CURCUMA AMADA ROXB

Mounasamy Vishnupriya1, Surendran Nishaa1, Jagathala Mahalingam Sasikumar1, Velliyur Kaniappan Gopalakrishnan2*

1Department of Biotechnology, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India 641021.
2Department of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India 641021.

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There has been an increasing interest in essential oils during recent years because of the need of new therapies against microbes. Antimicrobial properties of plant essential oils have been reported by several authors through several observations and clinical studies with the purpose of making them as potential tools to overcome microbial drug resistant problem. The aim of the present work is to study the antibacterial potential of Curcuma amada Roxb essential oil against clinical isolate of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) through disc diffusion method. Results revealed that the oil possess strong antibacterial activity against MRSA and also suggests an additional option to treat MRSA infections. Further research on clinical trials and analytical data are recommended to confirm the obtained results.

Keywords: Antimicrobial, essential oil, Curcuma amada Roxb, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).


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