African Journal of Agribusiness Research

African Journal of Tropical Agriculture ISSN 2375-091X Vol. 8 (1), pp. 001-006, January, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

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Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of essential oil and methanol extract of Jasminum sambac from Djibouti

Fatouma Abdoul-Latif1, 2, Prosper Edou3*, François Eba3, Nabil Mohamed4, Adwa Ali4, Samatar Djama4, Louis-Clément Obame5, 6, Ismael Bassolé5 and Mamoudou Dicko2

1Laboratoire de Biologie, Université de Djibouti, BP 1904, Djibouti, République de Djibouti.

2Laboratoire BAEBIB, Université d’Ouagadougou 03, BP 7021, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

3Ecole Normale Supérieure de Libreville, Laboratoire Pluridisciplinaire des Sciences, BP 17009 Libreville, Gabon.

4Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches de Djibouti, BP 486, Djibouti, République de Djibouti.

5Centre de Recherche en Sciences Biologiques, Alimentaires et Nutritionnelles, Laboratoire de Microbiologie et de Biotechnologie, Université de Ouagadougou 03, BP 7131, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

6Laboratoire de Substances Naturelles et de Synthèses Organométalliques (LASNSOM), Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku, BP 943, Franceville, Gabon.

Approved 08 October, 2019


The essential oil was subjected to screening for their possible antioxidant activity by two complementary test systems, namely DPPH free radical scavenging and - carotene-linoleic acid assays. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) was used as positive control in both test systems. In the DPPH test system, the IC50 value of essential oil and methanol extract were respectively 7.43 and 2.30 µg/ml. In the - carotene-linoleic acid system, oxidation was effectively inhibited by Jasminum sambac, the RAA value of essential oil and methanol extract were respectively 96.6 and 93.9%. When compared to BHT, the oil and methanol extract were nearly the same value. Furthermore, the essential oil and methanol extract were evaluated for its antimicrobial activity using disc diffusion and microdilution methods. The essential oil and methanol extract showed better activity against bacterial species than against yeast.

Key words: Jasminum sambac, antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity, essential oil, methanol extract.

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