Comparison of antimicrobial effects of chemical disinfectants with centaury oil

Biyik H. H., Çoban E. P., TÖRÜN B., Yörükce M. A.

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, vol.51, no.3, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


This study is to compare the antimicrobial activities of commercially obtained centaury oil with silver nitrate and benzalkonium chloride against the clinically important microorganisms. Six different bacteria, two yeasts, and two molds were used. The agar well diffusion method was applied to determine antimicrobial activities against used microorganisms. The antimicrobial effect of centaury oils was not confirmed but benzalkonium chloride and silver nitrate were high effects.