Phenolic constituent carvacrol
is the major antimicrobial active ingredient in essential oils.
Summer savory (dried leaves) contain about one percent of the oil that includes objects such as carvacrol
, thymol, limonene and camphene.
displayed bactericidal activity, while BITC exhibited bacteriostatic activity against all MRSA and VRE strains tested (reference strains and clinical isolates), both compounds showed a remarkable fungicidal activity with minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC) values between 30 and 200 [micro]g/ml.
Further dosage experiments showed that the antimicrobial activity continued, even after lowering the carvacrol
concentration to 0.
It contains Eugenol, Ursolic acid, Carvacrol
and photochemicals that provide aroma and medicinal properties.
clinopodioides are: Pulegone, Iso menthone, menthol, menthone 1,8-cineole, thymol, pcymene, carvacrol
, terpinen-4-01 and Linalool (Kivanc and Akguel, 1986; Baser et al.
Dr Kelly Bright, who led the research at the University of Arizona said that carvacrol
could potentially be used as a food sanitizer and possibly as a surface sanitizer, particularly in conjunction with other antimicrobials as it has a unique way of attacking the virus, which makes it an interesting prospect.
current blockade and independence on changes in passive electrophysiological parameters shown by estragole were found for other terpenes and terpenoids like thymol (29), linalool (21), eugenol (19,20), carvacrol
(17), and menthol (30).
The majority of the monocyclic monoterpenes, such as (+)-pulegone, (+)-limonene and carvacrol
, demonstrated analgesic effect without the participation of the opioid system.
Essential oils that contain substituted phenols (eugenol, thymol, carvacrol
, and guaiacol (Fig.
has antioxidative properties, so we are thinking that it binds to, or reacts with, some of the intermediates and prevents them from forming the heterocyclic amines.
The protective effect of essential oils is assigned to the presence of phenolic monoterpenes, thymol and carvacrol
, which are identified as the dominant compounds in these essential oils.