J.W. Mwangi, GN. Thoithi, I.0. Kibwage. Essential Oil of Cymhopogon winterianus Jowitt from Tanzania: Composition and Antimicrobial Activity

Citation:
"J.W. Mwangi, GN. Thoithi, I.0. Kibwage. Essential Oil of Cymhopogon winterianus Jowitt from Tanzania: Composition and Antimicrobial Activity.". 2006.

Abstract:

The hydro-distilled essential oil (1.6%) of fresh aerial parts of wild Cymbopogon
winterianus Jowitt was analyzed by GC-MS. Fifty compounds representing 96.5% of the oil were
identified. The main components of theoil were linalool (27.4%), citronellol (l 0.9%), geraniol (8.5%),
u-calacorene, cis-calamenene (4.3%), l3-elemene(3.9%) and longifolene (3.5%). The oil exhibited low
antimicrobial activity.

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