Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil of Lepechiniaradula Benth Epling
Records of Natural Products
Year: 2017 Issue: 1 January-February
p.57 - 62
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Vladimir Morocho, María Luisa Toro, Luis Cartuche, Diana Guaya, Eduardo Valarezo, Omar Malagón and Jorge Ramírez
The essential oil (EO) was obtained by hydrodistillation from the aerial parts of Lepechiniaradula Benth Epling (Lamiaceae) from Ecuador. Thirty-four compounds accounting to 93.4% of the total oil were identified. The main constituents of the essential oil were δ-3-carene (19.9%), β-pinene (17.0%), (E)-β-caryophyllene (9.7%) and (E-E)-α-farnesene (9.4%). The essential oil of L.radula possessed strong antifungal activity against Trichophytonrubrum (ATCC® 28188) and Trichophytonmentagrophytes (ATCC® 28185).KEYWORDS
- Lepechinia radula
- Trichophyton rubrum
- Trichophyton mentagrophytes.