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Molecules 2011, 16(5), 4241-4253; doi:10.3390/molecules16054241
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In Vitro Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. ‘Budrovka’

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1 Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Marulićev trg 20, Zagreb 10000, Croatia 2 Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Schrottova 39, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
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Received: 13 April 2011 / Revised: 18 May 2011 / Accepted: 18 May 2011 / Published: 23 May 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Metabolites)
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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activities of Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. ‘Budrovka’, an indigenous Croatian cultivar of lavandin. For that purpose the activity of ethanolic extracts of flowers, inflorescence stalks and leaves against thirty one strains of bacteria, yeasts, dermatophytes and moulds were studied using both the agar well diffusion and broth dilution assays. Among the investigated extracts found to be effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, the flower extract was considered to be the most potent one. Linalool and rosmarinic acid, as the most abundant constituents found, are very likely major contributors to the observed antimicrobial effects. The results suggest that flowers of lavandin ‘Budrovka’ could serve as a rich source of natural terpene and polyphenol antimicrobial agents.
Keywords: Lavandula x intermedia ‘Budrovka’; ethanolic extracts; antibacterial; antifungal Lavandula x intermedia ‘Budrovka’; ethanolic extracts; antibacterial; antifungal
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Blazekovic, B.; Stanic, G.; Pepeljnjak, S.; Vladimir-Knezevic, S. In Vitro Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. ‘Budrovka’. Molecules 2011, 16, 4241-4253.

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