The effect of electromagnetic field on antimicrobial activity of lime oil

J Microbiol Methods. 2010 Nov;83(2):275-6. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2010.09.015. Epub 2010 Sep 21.

Abstract

The antimicrobial activity of lime oil was significantly enhanced against Staphylococcus epidermidis in a pulsed electromagnetic field. These findings support other workers who found that electromagnetic fields augment antimicrobial activity.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / isolation & purification
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
  • Citrus / chemistry*
  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Oils, Volatile / isolation & purification
  • Oils, Volatile / pharmacology*
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis / drug effects*

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Oils, Volatile