Balkan CE, Kordali S and Bozhüyük AU
Aim: The aim of present study was to compare the antibacterial potential of Thymus sipyleus boiss. subsp. sipyleus boiss. var. sipyleus L. (Thymol and camphor both tested), Satureja thymbra L. and Origanum onites L. by Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method.
Methods: We isolated Enterococcus spp., E. coli, Morgonella morganii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, MSSA, Klebsiella pneumonia and Proteus mirabilis from different patient samples. The antibacterial activity of each oils was evaluated by the Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method.
Results: Proteus mirabilis were the most susceptible bacteria against essential oils, followed by Klebsiella pneumonia and Morganella morganii. Pseudomonas aeruginosa did not show susceptibility to any oil.
Conclusion: The essential oils of the T. sipyleus, O. onites and S. thymbra were especially very effective against the resistant strains such as Enterococcus spp. and Klebsiella pneumonia. In this group the maximum antimicrobial activity was observed with the essential oils of Origanum onites and Satureja thymbra. We think that these oils can be proposed in treatment process as an alternative application structures in the future.
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