Research Article | Volume: 4; Issue: 11, November, 2014

Antimicrobial effects of three essential oils on multidrug resistant bacteria responsible for urinary infections

Fatima Zenati Fethi Benbelaid Abdelmounaim Khadir Chafika Bellahsene Mourad Bendahou   

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Published:  Nov 27, 2014

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2014.4113

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are ones of the most common nosocomial infections worldwide. Lesions which are mainly caused by microorganisms that inhabiting in hospitals, known and characterized by their both resistance against antibiotics and high ability of biofilms formation. In this study, we have evaluated the effect of three essential oils, which are Cinnamomum cassia, Coriandrum sativum and Ziziphora hispanica, against bacterial species most responsible for UTIs. A total of 18 bacterial strains were tested, which varies between reference strains and clinical multidrug resistant. Cassia oil was the most antimicrobial active against all strains, with interesting MICs values which doesn’t exceed 5 mg/ml. The finding of this study indicate that essential oil appears as an excellent solution for treatment of nosocomial UTIs, especially against failure problems seen in care services, which are over common in the last years.

Keyword:     Urinary tract infections Essential oils Antimicrobial activity Multidrug resistance.


Fatima Zenati, Fethi Benbelaid, Abdelmounaim Khadir, Chafika Bellahsene, Mourad Bendahou. Antimicrobial effects of three essential oils on multidrug resistant bacteria responsible for urinary infections. J App Pharm Sci, 2014; 4 (11): 015-018.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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