The chemical composition of the essential oil from aerial parts of L. nepetaefolia (L.) R. Br. collected in Nicaragua was evaluated by GC and GC-MS. The main components were (Z)-phytol (22.8%), caryophyllene oxide (18.9%) and hexahydrofarnesylacetone (9.0%). The antibacterial activity against several Gram + and Gram-bacteria, including Bacillus cereus and B. subtilis, both infesting historical cellulosic material, was also determined. B. cereus, B. subtilis and Staphylococcus epidermis were the most affected by the action of the oil.
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||Natural Product Communications|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Plant Science
- Drug Discovery
- Complementary and alternative medicine
Bruno, M., & Senatore, F. (2014). Activity against microorganisms affecting cellulosic objects of volatile constituents of Leonotis nepetaefolia from Nicaragua. Natural Product Communications, 9, 1637-1639.