The essential oil of Ducrosia anethifolia (DC.) Boiss
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The essential oil from herb ofDucrosia anethifolia (DC.) Boiss., growing wild in Iran, was investigated by LSC, GLC and GC-MS. The oil consisted mainly of aliphatic compounds. α-Pinene, myrcene and limonene were main components of the hydrocarbons present in the oil, whilen-decanal,n-dodecanal,n-decanol,trans-2-dodecenal, andcis-chrysanthenyl acetate were the major oxygen-containing constituents.
The oil and the main oxygen-containing aliphatic components showed a remarkable antimicrobial activity against gram-positive bacteria, a yeast, and some dermatophytes.
KeywordsPublic Health Acetate Internal Medicine Hydrocarbon Antimicrobial Activity
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