Natural Products Research Unit, 3 Cert

Souwalak Phongpaichit, Sopa Kummee, Ladda Nilrat, Arunporn Itarat, Songklanakarin Sci, Technol
2007 Dr. sc.hum (Microbiology), Assoc. Prof   unpublished
Phongpaichit, S., Kummee, S., Nilrat, L. and Itarat, A. The steam-distilled oil from the root of Cinnamomum porrectum was tested for its antimicrobial activity against human pathogens including bacteria, yeasts and dermatophytes. It exhibited strongest activity against Streptococcus mutans (MIC 0.01 mg/ml) followed by Candida albicans and dermatophytes (0.5-1.0 mg/ml), Bacillus subtilis (2 mg/ml), and susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus (4-16 mg/ml). It showed moderate activity against
more » ... te activity against Cryptococcus neoformans (MIC 16-64 mg/ml) but no activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and methicillin-resistant S. aureus. These data indicate that C. porrectum oil has antibacterial and antifungal activity.