What is it about?

Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of essential oil from Trigonella foenum-graecum seeds powder, and identify the compounds from the extracted oil.

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Why is it important?

The antibacterial activity is due to the effects of different biological active compounds present in the extract. Identification of the compounds may help to develop new effective antimicrobial agent(s).


It is necessary to introduce new antimicrobial agent to resist antibiotic resistance and for effective control of infections. This study showed the antibacterial activity of essential oil of T. foenum-graecum with many biological active compounds. It may help to identify and develop new effective antimicrobial agent. Further study is needed to purify and characterize the active compounds. Toxicological study is also needed before using it as pharmaceutical ingredient.

Mr Md. Shahinuzzaman
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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This page is a summary of: Gas chromatography mass spectrometry analysis and in vitro antibacterial activity of essential oil from Trigonella foenum-graecum, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, December 2015, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.apjtb.2015.09.010.
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