In Vitro Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. ‘Budrovka’

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Blazekovic, Biljana ; Stanic, Gordana ; Pepeljnjak, Stjepan ; Vladimir-Knezevic, Sanda (2011)
  • Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International
  • Journal: Molecules (issn: 1420-3049)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/molecules16054241
  • Subject: ethanolic extracts | <em>Lavandula </em>x<em> intermedia </em>‘Budrovka’ | antifungal | Organic chemistry | QD241-441 | Lavandula x intermedia ‘Budrovka’ | antibacterial
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages

This study aimed to evaluate the in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activities of Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. ‘Budrovka’, an indigenous Croatian cultivar of lavandin. For that purpose the activity of ethanolic extracts of flowers, inflorescence stalks and leaves against thirty one strains of bacteria, yeasts, dermatophytes and moulds were studied using both the agar well diffusion and broth dilution assays. Among the investigated extracts found to be effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, the flower extract was considered to be the most potent one. Linalool and rosmarinic acid, as the most abundant constituents found, are very likely major contributors to the observed antimicrobial effects. The results suggest that flowers of lavandin ‘Budrovka’ could serve as a rich source of natural terpene and polyphenol antimicrobial agents.
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