ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF THE ESSENTIAL OILS FROM FOUR SELECTED VARIETIES OF CAPASIUM ANNUUM

  • SC Odoemena Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Uyo, P.M.B. 1017, Uyo
  • KE Akpabio Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Uyo, P.M.B. 1017, Uyo
  • CP Nneji Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Uyo, P.M.B. 1017, Uyo
Keywords: Capsicum annuum (varieties U-SRCP, U-RSP, U-LP and N-YAP), Solanaceae, essential oils, antibacterial activity

Abstract

An in vitro antibacterial action of the essential oils from the fruits of four varieties of Capsicum annuum (U-SRCP, U-RSP, U-LP and N-YAP) was evaluated. The oils exerted significant action against all the test organisms with N-YAP and U-SRCP showing highest activities.

Key Words: Capsicum annuum (varieties U-SRCP, U-RSP,U-LP and N-YAP), Solanaceae, essential oils, antibacterial activity.

Nig. J. Nat. Prod. And Med. Vol.2 1998: 49-51
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