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Bactericidal action of Alpinia galanga essential oil on food-borne bacteria.
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PMID:  22466145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The use of natural antimicrobial agents is garnering attention due to consumer and producer awareness of health problems. This study found that the essential oil of A. galanga had strong bactericidal activity against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. The bactericidal action of A. galanga oil was extremely rapid. Results of scanning electron microscopy observations suggested that A. galanga oil had antibacterial action probably as a result of its modification of the bacterial cell membrane, disrupting the membrane's permeability. This study suggested that the essential oil of A. galanga shows promise as a natural antimicrobial agent for use as a food preservative.
W Prakatthagomol; S Klayraung; S Okonogi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug discoveries & therapeutics     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1881-7831     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Discov Ther     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101493809     Medline TA:  Drug Discov Ther     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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