As in recent years the usage of the herbal materials has been increased, it seems necessary to study the antibacterial effects of them. The herb basil (Ocimum basilicum), which is easily cultured worldwide, may be a potentially good candidate to be used as a plant with antibacterial activity.
Essential Oil Research
The essential oil from the bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume (cinnamon) was analyzed by GC-MS and bioassays were carried out. Nine constituents representing 99.24% of the oil were identified by GC-MS. The major compounds in the oil were (E)-cinnamaldehyde (68.95%), benzaldehyde (9.94%) and (E)-cinnamyl acetate (7.44%).
Research in 2002 helped to confirm the long held belief of aromatherapists that jasmine oil is a powerful relaxant that works as an effective aid to promoting restful sleep. The researcher, Dr Bryan Raudenbush, explained that the purpose of the study was specifically to investigate some of the beliefs behind aromatherapy. Raudenbush and his colleagues […]
Researchers at the University of Extremadura in Spain have found that the essential oils sage and rosemary could slow oxidative spoilage of meat better than synthetic antioxidants butylhydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT). “The results of my research support the idea that new food ingredients from plant kingdom are of interest for the meat industry,” lead […]