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2012 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology
Study on the Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils from Cinnamomum camphora Wood
Macau, China
May 28-May 30
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4706-0
Cinnamomum camphor a tree is native to China, Formosa and Japan (Yoshida et al., 1969). The traditional oils are obtained from the wood and bark. As Camphor a essential oil has excellent antibacterial properties , studying camphor a oil could provide a theoretical basis for discovering and developing a new high-performance and low toxicity of antimicrobial agents. According to the results of this study , the essential oil of Camphor wood has natural anti-bacterial function, it is bacteria suppression on Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Shigella, and Bacillus thuringiensis. The way of oil extraction methods have a significant impact on results, essential oils with SFE-CO 2 extraction 's anti-bacterial function is best. The oil with a high content of camphor has an important antifungal activity.
Index Terms:
Cinnamomumcamphora Wood, essentialoil, antimicrobial activity
Citation:
Wen-li Peng, Shanglian Zhong, Yuanzhao Yan, Minglei Jiang, "Study on the Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils from Cinnamomum camphora Wood," icbeb, pp.1742-1744, 2012 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, 2012
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