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Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oils from Nepeta cataria L. against Common Causes of Food-Borne Infections.
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PMID:  22779012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Nepeta cataria L. is traditionally consumed as a food additive. The effects of three different harvest stages of N. cataria essential oils (EOs) against most common causes of food-borne infections were evaluated by broth microdilution method as recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). The chemical composition of the EOs from N. cataria has been analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The analysis of the EOs indicated that 4a-α,7-α,7a-β-nepetalactone (55-58%) and 4a-α,7-β,7a-α-nepetalactone (30-31.2%) were the major compounds of the EOs at all developmental stages. The results showed that the tested EOs exhibited antimicrobial activities against the food-borne pathogens at concentrations of 0.125-2 μL/mL. Based on these results, the EO of N. cataria can possibly be used in food products as a natural preservative agent.
Kamiar Zomorodian; Mohammad Jamal Saharkhiz; Samaneh Shariati; Keyvan Pakshir; Mohammad Javad Rahimi; Reza Khashei
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  ISRN pharmaceutics     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-6153     ISO Abbreviation:  ISRN Pharm     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-10     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-04-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101571023     Medline TA:  ISRN Pharm     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  591953     Citation Subset:  -    
Center of Basic Research in Infectious Disease, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 71348-45794, Iran.
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