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Abstract

ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF PIMPINELLA ANISUM (UMBELLIFEREAE) GROWN IN JORDON

Abdel Karim M.*, Magid E. and M. Alla

ABSTRACT

Pimpinella anisum L. (Anise) is a herb in the family Umbelliferae. The plant is a key species in Sudanese system of medicine. Anise seeds are used as analgesic, carminative, disinfectant, and diuretic in traditional medicine. In this study Pimpinella anisum seed oil was analyzed by GC-MS. The analysis revealed 34 components dominated by: 9-octadecenoic acid methyl ester(44.82%); apiol(15.33%);9,12- octadecadienc acid methyl ester (11.22%); hexadecanoic acid methyl ester(6.57%) and cis-10- nonadecenoic acid methyl ester (5.22%). The oil was evaluated for antimicrobial activity against five standard pathogenic microbes. It exhibited significant anticandidal potency and moderate activity against Staphylococcus aureus Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli:

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