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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2015; 3(3):232-237 |  Available online, October 10, 2015

Anti-Microbial Activities of Michelia  champaca L. Essential Oil

Dalvi Sanjay Marotrao

Department of Botany, S.G.B. College, Purna (Jn.) Dist. Parbhani (MS), India - 431511

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Received: 10.08.2015   |    Revised : 28.08.2015   |    Revised Received: 12.09.2015

Accepted: 18.09.2015  |    Published : 10.10.2015

The essential oils contain chemical components, which impart the anti microbial activity. Champa oil or Champaca oil extracted from the flowers of Michelia champaca L. is highly esteemed in preparation of attars and perfumed hair oils. The flower oil of Michelia champaca L. is used as an application in cephalagia, opthalmia, gout and rheumatism and fruits and seeds are considered useful for healing cracks in feet. Many essential oils have been explored but the essential oils in Michelia champaca L. have not been fully explored and researched in India and thus a very basic and practical study is required. The essential oil from Michelia champaca L. flowers was obtained using n-Hexane and the assay was carried out using freshly prepared M. champaca L. essential oil extract. The hexane extract of Champaca essential oil was prepared and screened for its anti-microbial activity. A slight inhibition was found against Staphylococcus aureus, a Gram-positive test organism by the susceptibility disc method.  25% inhibition was observed against Staphylococcus aureus by the Durham’s diffusion tube assay indicating anti-microbial principles of lower potency in the champaca essential oil extract.


Ker Words: Michelia champaca, essential oil, n-Hexane, anti-microbial, Staphylococcus aureus


Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Dalvi Sanjay Marotrao (2015) Anti-Microbial Activities of Michelia  champaca L. Essential Oil, Int. J. of Life Sciences, 3(3): 232-237.


Copyright: © 2015 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.








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