Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

The swine industry is investigating phytonutrients like oregano essential oil (OEO) because of its potent antimicrobial and antioxidant activity. These activities are attributed to OEO’s most abundant polyphenols, carvacrol and thymol. Carvacrol and thymol have been shown to permeabilize and depolarize the bacterial cytoplasmic membrane, resulting in cell death. The objective of this study was to quantify the antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of OEO.

Book Title

122nd International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

354-357

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-673

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Antibacterial and antioxidant activity of oregano essential oil

Maastricht, Netherlands

The swine industry is investigating phytonutrients like oregano essential oil (OEO) because of its potent antimicrobial and antioxidant activity. These activities are attributed to OEO’s most abundant polyphenols, carvacrol and thymol. Carvacrol and thymol have been shown to permeabilize and depolarize the bacterial cytoplasmic membrane, resulting in cell death. The objective of this study was to quantify the antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of OEO.