ANTI-MICROBIAL EFFECTIVENESS OF LEMON GRASS OIL (CYMBOPOGAN CITRATE) AGAINST AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC ORGANISMS

  • AJJAI S. M. Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • POOJA NAIR Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • J. R. LILLY GRACE Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • ROSY VENNILA Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Objective: To find the antibacterial effectiveness of lemon grass (Cymbopogan citrate) oil against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.


Methods:This is an observational study conducted at Microbiology Clinical laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai. It was done over a period of 3 mo from January to March. The extracts of lemongrass leaves were investigated for its effectiveness against Staphylococcus aureus(S.aureus), Escherichia coli(E.coli) and Clostridium perfringens(C.perfringens) by Disc Diffusion assay.


Results:Our study indicates that the extract of lemongrass oil shows antibacterial activity. Among the tested organisms, aerobic organisms were sensitive.


Conclusion: This study thus provides insightful knowledge on antibacterial activity that would lead to further development of lemongrass oil for infectious diseases in the future.

Keywords: Cymbopogan Citrate, Antimicrobial activity, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Clostridiumperfringens

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S. M., A., P. NAIR, J. R. L. GRACE, and R. VENNILA. “ANTI-MICROBIAL EFFECTIVENESS OF LEMON GRASS OIL (CYMBOPOGAN CITRATE) AGAINST AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC ORGANISMS”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 13, no. 1, Jan. 2021, pp. 21-23, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2021v13i1.40798.
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