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Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 157–160 | Cite as

The essential oil of Ducrosia anethifolia (DC.) Boiss

Chemical composition and antimicrobial activitya
  • A. M. Janssen
  • J. J. C. Scheffer
  • A. Baerheim Svendsen
  • Y. Aynehchi
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Public Health Acetate Internal Medicine Hydrocarbon Antimicrobial Activity 
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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Janssen
    • 1
  • J. J. C. Scheffer
    • 1
  • A. Baerheim Svendsen
    • 1
  • Y. Aynehchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacognosyState University of Leiden, Gorlaeus LaboratoriesRA LeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacognosy, College of PharmacyUniversity of TehranIran

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