M. M. OLIVA, M. S. DEMO,R. S. MALELE,C. K. MUTAYABARWA,J. W. MWANGI, G. N. THOlTHI, I. O. KIBWAGE, S. M. FAJLLACI. Essential Oil of Brachylaena huichinsii Hutch from Tanzania: Antimicrobial Activity and Composition

Citation:
"M. M. OLIVA, M. S. DEMO,R. S. MALELE,C. K. MUTAYABARWA,J. W. MWANGI, G. N. THOlTHI, I. O. KIBWAGE, S. M. FAJLLACI. Essential Oil of Brachylaena huichinsii Hutch from Tanzania: Antimicrobial Activity and Composition." East and Central African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences . 2003;6:61-63.

Abstract:

The hydrodistilled essential oil of saw powder of Brachylaena hutchinsii Hutch
was analyzed by GC/MS. Twenty six compounds representing 94.7% of the oil
were identified. The main components of the oil were hydrocarbons
sesquiterpenes, caryophyllene (19.1010), f3-cubebene (15.5%), cls--calamenene
(10.5%) and o-copaene (9.0%). The oil exhibited antimicrobial activity, which
was comparable to that of gentamycin against Proteus mirabilis: It also showed
some activity against Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus
epidermidis, Micrococcus luteus and Enterococcus faecalis.

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