Developing ways to disrupt biofilms
The study, “Cinnamaldehyde disrupts biofilm formation and swarming motility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, was published in the journal Microbiology.
Cinnamaldehyde is one of the major components of cinnamon oil. In fact, it is responsible for its familiar flavor. The component is known to have antimicrobial activity against numerous bacteria, include pseudomonas aeruginosa, Helicobacter pylori, and Listeria monocytogenes. “Humans have a long history of using natural products to treat infections, and there is a renewed focus on such antimicrobial compounds. Natural products may offer a promising solution to this problem” said Dr. Sanjida Halim Topa, lead author of the study and a researcher at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.