• Anis Fadhlina Izyani Awang Department of Biotechnology, Kulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Taher Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Kulliyyah of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Deny Susanti Department of Chemistry, Kulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia



Cinnamomum burmannii, antimicrobial, mode of action, cinnamaldehyde, essential oil


The aim of this study was to postulate the mode of antimicrobial actions of both essential oil and cinnamaldehyde from Cinnamomum burmannii on the cell membrane of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. The essential oil was extracted by steam distillation and followed by the isolation of cinnamaldehyde. Four modes of action were tested including time-killing assay, salt tolerance assay, crystal violet assay and leakage of cellular metabolites. The antimicrobial effect on the cell membrane was dose-dependent whereby stronger antimicrobial action was observed by cinnamaldehyde at concentration equal to 4×MIC (1.33 mg/mL) compared to the essential oil. The potential of cinnamaldehyde as an antimicrobial compound of the cinnamon essential oil was discovered and proven to act on the cell membrane of tested microorganisms particularly against C. albicans.


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How to Cite

THE MODE OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTION OF Cinnamomum burmannii’s ESSENTIAL OIL & CINNAMALDEHYDE. (2016). Jurnal Teknologi, 78(11-2).