Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. essential oil
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Chemical analysis and antimicrobial activity of essential oil isolated by steam distillation from Ambrosia artemisiifolia L., Asteraceae dried flowering herb were performed. Principal constituents were germacrene D (24.1%), limonene (16.83%), alpha-pinene (8.0%) and myrcene (7.4%), A significant bactericidal and fungicidal activity was observed against all microorganisms tested.
Keywords:Ambrosia artemisiifolia / Asteraceae / essential oil composition / germacrene D / limonene / antimicrobial activity
Source:Journal of Essential Oil Research, 2004, 16, 3, 270-273
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