Antioxidative and Antimicrobial Activities of Methanol Extract from Rosmarinus officinalis L. and Their Fractions
로즈마리 추출물 및 분획물의 항균·항산화 활성

Mi-Hee Yu, In-Gyeong Chae, Young-Tae Jung, Yeon-Seop Jeong, Hyuk-Il Kim, In-Seon Lee
2011 Journal of Life Science  
This study was performed to evaluate the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of methanol extract from Rosmarinus officinalis L. and its fractions. The ethyl acetate fraction of rosemary had a higher antioxidant activity in both DPPH (3.22 µg/ml) and ABTS (5.05 µg/ml) compared to other extracts and fractions. Based on the results of the FRAP assay, the ethyl acetate fraction of rosemary showed a value of 5.9±0.3 µM/µg, and buthanol fraction and rosmarinic acid exhibited values of 4.8±0.2
more » ... ues of 4.8±0.2 µM/µg and 5.1±0.1 µM/µM, respectively. Measurements of the antimicrobial activities of the extracts, fraction against gram positive, negative bacteria revealed that the methanol extract, hexane, ethyl acetate, and chloroform fraction of rosemary caused Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli to form clear zones greater than 12 mm. Furthermore, the methanol extract and chloroform fraction showed high antibacterial activity, with inhibition zone exceeding 13 mm. The methanol extract and chloroform fraction of rosemary had broad antimicrobial spectrums and low MIC values. Therefore, methanol extracts of rosemary could serve as potential antibacterial agents to inhibit pathogen growth in food and hand sanitizers.
doi:10.5352/jls.2011.21.3.375 fatcat:6jmh266svjckliiun3gfisoqee