Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil from Ambrosia trifida L.

Peng Wang, Hua Kong Chui, Xian Zhang Chao

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Abstract

The essential oil obtained by steam distillation of dried aerial parts of Ambrosia trifida L. from Northeast China was analyzed by GC and GC-MS. The essential oil yield based on dried plant material was 0.12% and thirty-five compounds (corresponding to 86.7% of the total weight) were identified. The main components were: bornyl acetate (15.5%), borneol (8.5%), caryophyllene oxide (8.3%), α-pinene (8.0%), germacrene D (6.3%), β-caryophyllene (4.6%), trans-carveol (2.9%), β-myrcene (2.6%), camphor (2.4%) and limonene (3.2%). A. trifida essential oil demonstrated bactericidal and fungicidal activity against six bacterial strains and two fungal strains, using the agar diffusion method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-555
Number of pages7
JournalMolecules
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ambrosia trifida L.
  • Antimicrobial activity
  • Chemical composition
  • Essential oil

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