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Table 3 Antimicrobial activity of D. mucronata Royle essential oils

From: Chemical composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of essential oils from different parts of Daphne mucronata Royle

Tested microbes Leaves essential oil Stem essential oil Standard drugs
Zone of inhibition (mm) MIC mg/mL Zone of inhibition (mm) MIC mg/mL Zone of inhibition (mm) MIC (mg/mL)
A. flavus 19.0 ± 0.60 0.86 ± 0.001
A. niger 20.7 ± 0.55 0.48 ± 0.001
B. cereus 21.7 ± 0.49 0.97 ± 0.0003
C. albicans 18.9 ± 0.20 2.44 ± 0.002 22.2 ± 0.01 0.98 ± 0.005 23.8 ± 0.67 0.25 ± 0.0001
E. coli 8.88 ± 0.01 11.2 ± 0.40 25.26 ± 0.3 0.46 ± 0.0002
N. moscoviensis 22.9 ± 0.43 0.39 ± 0.0007
S. aureus 30.0 ± 0.32 0.25 ± 0.0001
S. epidermidis 23.4 ± 0.50 0.33 ± 0.0003
  1. Values are mean ± S.D of three separate experiments (P < 0.05)
  2. Rifampicin and fungone were used as standards for bacterial and fungal strains respectively