The Natural Products Journal

Bin Wu
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou
China

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In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil of Swertia cordata Aerial Parts

Author(s): Shivani Joshi, Devendra Mishra, Ganga Bisht, Khadga S. Khetwal.

Abstract:

Essential oil from aerial parts of Swertia cordata (G. Don.) Clarke obtained by steam distillation was analysed through Gas chromatography and Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The main compounds found were palmitic acid (8.34), caryophyllene oxide (5.65), pentadecanal (4.77) and lachnophyllum ester (4.14%). Different concentrations of essential oil were tested for antimicrobial activity by disc diffusion method. The oil was found active against gram positive bacteria and fungi.

Keywords: Swertia cordata, essential oil, gas chromatography- mass spectrometry, zone of inhibition

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Article Details

VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2013
Page: [66 - 70]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/2210315511303010012