Process and Composition For Inhibiting Growth of MicroOrganisms
A natural preservative composition obtained from plant materials provides antimicrobial activity for various compositions such as a food composition. The antimicrobial agent is effective in inhibiting the growth of gram-positive Staphylococcus Anreus, Gram-Negative Escherichia Coli, Salmonella Typhimurium, Klebsiella Pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, acid fast bacterium Mycobacterium smegmatis, the yeast Candida albicans. The antimicrobial agent has a MIC of 3.0 pl/ml capable of inhibiting these organisms. The antimicrobial agent includes mixes of Origanum Bulgarc L_, Thymus vulgaris L., Cinnamonum zeylaricum Nccs, Rosmarinum Officinalis L., Lavandula Officinalis L., Hydrastis canadensls L. and olive leaf extract. The antimicrobial agent is an effective natural alternative to commonly used synthetic ingredients for product preservation.
Patent Number: US 7,214,392 B2 | Patent Date: 05/08/2007