Context: Phoenix dactylifera L. (Arecaceae) staminate flower spikes have been used in Persian traditional medicine and food products for a long time. Objective: The goal of this study it analysis of chemical constitutes and antimicrobial activity of this volatile oil. Materials and methods: Its volatile oil was analyzed by GC/MS and antimicrobial activity (MIC) against four gram positive, five gram negative, two yeasts and two fungi were examined. Results: Thirty components (96.2%) were identified, and the major components were linalool (57.4%), hexyl caproate (5.8%), and β-fenchyl alcohol (4.2%). and the volatile oil has shown good antimicrobial activity against some food pathogens. Discussion and conclusion: There is no high concentration of any toxic compound in this volatile oil, and the volatile oil shows good antimicrobial activity, so it can be suggested that this volatile oil can be used as a safe preservative.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research (IJPPR)|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2015|
- Antimicrobial activity
- Phoenix dactylifera L.
- Volatile oil