J.W. Mwangi,· G.N. Thoithi, I.0.Kibwage,M.S. Demo and M.M. Oliva,M.P.Zunino and J.A. Zygadlo. Essential Oil of Rynchosia minima DC. from Kenya: Composition and Antibacterial Properties

Citation:
"J.W. Mwangi,· G.N. Thoithi, I.0.Kibwage,M.S. Demo and M.M. Oliva,M.P.Zunino and J.A. Zygadlo. Essential Oil of Rynchosia minima DC. from Kenya: Composition and Antibacterial Properties.". 2005.

Abstract:

The hydrodistilled essential oil (yield, 0.1%) of semi-dried leaves of Rynchosia minima DC. was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Twenty-four compounds representing 95.9% of the oil were identified. The major components were
found to be ~caryophyllene (30.4%), germacrene B (17.9%), camphor (7.8%), a-humulene (7.4%) and y-muurolene
(7.3%). The oil was found to exhibit antibacterial activity against Bacillus ceTUS,Staphylococcus aureus and Micrococcus luteus.

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