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Volume: 3, Issue: 11, November, 2013
DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2013.31105



Research Article

Antibacterial Activity of Essential oils of Juniperus phoenicea from Eastern Algeria

Messaoud Ramdani1, Takia Lograda1, Hafsa Silini2, Azzedine Zeraib1, Pierre Chalard3 & 4, Gilles Figueredo4, Meriem Bouchaala1 and Samra Zerrar1

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Abstract

The present study evaluates the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils (EOs) of Juniperus Phoenicea of five localities from eastern Algeria. The analysis and identification of the components of the Eos was performed using the (GC-MS). The average yield of essential oil of the samples is 0.82%. The chemical composition of the EOs of J. Phoenicea is dominated by the presence of a major product, α-pinene (36.3-55.9%). Three components are represented with large concentrations, terpinolene (0-13%), Δ3-carene (0-12.4%) and the β-phellandrene (0-7.3%). Our investigation allows us to support the species Juniperus phoenicea of eastern Algeria has several variability quantitative and qualitative. The antimicrobial activity of the essential oils of J. phoenicea was evaluated against nine bacteria. The results showed a variable degree of antibacterial activity being the population Elhadjaz most effective.

Keywords:

Juniperus phoenicea, Cupressaceae, Essential oil, antibacterial activity, Algeria.



Citation: Messaoud Ramdani, Takia Lograda, Hafsa Silini, Azzedine Zeraib, Pierre Chalard, Gilles Figueredo, Meriem Bouchaala and Samra Zerrar., Antibacterial Activity of Essential oils of Juniperus Phoenicea from Eastern Algeria. J App Pharm Sci, 2013; 3 (11): 022-028.


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