In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Ocimum suave Essential Oils against Uropathogens Isolated from Patients in Selected Hospitals in Bushenyi District, Uganda

Julius Tibyangye, Matilda Okech, Josephat Nyabayo, Jessica Nakavuma
  • British Microbiology Research Journal, January 2015, Sciencedomain International
  • DOI: 10.9734/bmrj/2015/17526

In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Ocimum suave Essential Oils against Uropathogens

What is it about?

This study aimed at determining antibacterial activity of Ocimum suave essential oils against bacterial uropathogens isolated from selected hospitals in Bushenyi District, Uganda.

Why is it important?

The most common uropathogen was E. coli (61.19% n = 41). O. suave essential oils exhibited antibacterial activity against majority of the uropathogens, except Acinetobacter species.

Perspectives

Julius Tibyangye (Author)
Kampala International University

The O. suave essential oils are potential sources of useful natural plant products as alternative antimicrobial drugs as claimed by traditional healers. Further research studies to isolate, identify, characterize and elucidate the structure of the bioactive compounds of O. suave essential oils to explore more in molecular level approach against various bacterial diseases.

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