Antimicrobial Activities of Zanthoxylum schinifolium Extract Against Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Vibrio parahaemoiyticus에 대한 산초 추출물의 항균활성

  • 김정순 (삼성에버랜드(주) 식품연구소) ;
  • 구경모 (삼성에버랜드(주) 식품연구) ;
  • 정용현 (삼성에버랜드(주) 식품연구) ;
  • 양재길 (삼성에버랜드(주) 식품연구) ;
  • 이강권 (삼성에버랜드(주) 식품연구소)
  • Published : 2004.03.01


This study was designed to investigate the possible utilization of Zanthoxylum schinifolium as a source of decontamination agents. The antimicrobial effect of Zanthoxylum schinifolium extract was investigated against Vibrio parahaemolyticus which is food-born disease organism. Ethanol extract of Zanthoxylum schinifolium was compared with water extract of Zanthoxylum schinifolium to test antimicrobial activities against Vibrio parahaemolyticus by disk method. Ethanol extract was more effective than water ,extract on the antimicrobial activities. It had remarkable antimicrobial activities against Vibrio parahaemolyticus. It was very stable on the wide range of temperature and pH. It turned out by GC-MS that estragole (4-allyl anisole) was a major antimicrobial component of Zanthoxylum schinifolium extract. These results indicated that Zanthoxylum schinifolium extract could protect against bacterial contamination and inhibit a growth of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.


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