Actividad antimicrobiana del extracto acetato de etilo y aceite esencial de corteza de laurelia sempervirens contra bacterias multirresistentes

Translated title of the contribution: Antimicrobial activity of ethyl acetate extract and essential oil from bark of laurelia sempervirens against multiresistant bacteria

Iván Montenegro, Alejandro Madrid Villegas, Luis Zaror, Rolando Martínez, Enrique Werner, Hector Carrasco-Altamirano, Mauricio Cuellar Fritis, Hernán Palma-Flemming

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Abstract

Context: Laurelia sempervirens (R. et P.) Tul., is an evergreen tree that growths in southern Chile, its leaves and bark are used in folk medicine as an infusion. Objective: The antimicrobial activities of the essential oil and ethyl acetate extract obtained from the bark of Laurelia sempervirens were investigated. Materials and methods: Ethyl acetate extract and essential oil were analyzed by GC- mass and the antimicrobial activity was investigated against gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Results: The extract and essential oil showed a strong antimicrobial activity against bacteria such as Acinetobacter baumanii, a relevant world nosocomial pathogen Discussion and conclusion: These findings demonstrate that the ethyl acetate extract and essential oil of L.sempervirens bark have excellent antimicrobial activities and thus have great potential as a source for natural health products.

Translated title of the contributionAntimicrobial activity of ethyl acetate extract and essential oil from bark of laurelia sempervirens against multiresistant bacteria
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)306-315
Number of pages10
JournalBoletin Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromaticas
Volume11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Plant Science
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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