Acta Pharm. 49 (1999) 6569

Short communication  
 

Antimicrobial activity of the ethanolic extract of Satureja montana ssp. montana

STJEPAN PEPELJNJAK,*  GORDANA STANIC,  and  PATRICIA POTOCKI

Department of Microbiology and Department of Pharmacognosy,  Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry,  University of Zagreb, 
A.  Kovacica 1,  10000 Zagreb,  Croatia
Received October 22, 1998      Accepted  December 25, 1998

Antimicrobial activity of the ethanolic extract (1:1) of Satureja montana ssp. montana specimen from mountain Velebit was tested against eleven species of bacteria and five species of fungi. The hole-plate diffusion method pointed at the strongest activity against Bacillus subtilis, Sarcina flava, Candida tropicalis and Candida krusei. Applying the broth dilution method the highest sensitivity (MIC 3.14.1% and MMC 4.16.3%) of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus morgani, Candida tropicalis and Trychophyton menthagrophytes has been observed.

Keywords: Satureja montana ssp. montana, winter savory, ethanolic extract, antibacterial activity, antifungal activity