Anti-Bacterial Activity Of Clove Oil Against Staphylococcus Aureus

Research Article
Lakshya Rani and Gopinath P
Staphylococcus aureus, MIC, clove oil.

Staphylococcus aureus has been well-documented as a human as well as animal pathogen. Cloves have been used by humans for medicinal applications for over 2000 years. Itis widely used for relieving toothache or cavity problems and in aromatherapy and as an antiseptic in oral infections. Our study was indented to determine the antibacterial activity of clove oil against Staphylococcus aureus. The MIC of clove oil was appeared to be 0.125% for S. aureus. The clove oil was found to have antibacterial activity against S. aureus. However, its irritant properties has been evaluated before it is formulated for medicinal purpose.