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Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils from different parts of Litsea cubeba.
Chem Biodivers. 2010 Jan; 7(1):229-35.CB

Abstract

The composition of the essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation of different parts of Litsea cubeba, including roots, stems, leaves, alabastra (flower buds), flowers, and fruits, were investigated by GC (RI) and GC/MS. The antimicrobial activity of the oils was assessed with disc diffusion and microbroth dilution assays. The results showed large variations in the composition among the different oils. The major components in the oils from roots and fruits, from stems, leaves, and alabastra, and from flowers were citral B (neral), beta-phellandrene, and beta-terpinene, respectively. The inhibition zone (DD) and MIC values for the bacterial strains tested, which were all sensitive to the essential oil of L. cubeba, were in the range of 10.1-35.0 mm and 100-1000 microg/ml, respectively. Hence, the oils of the various parts showed moderate activity against the tested bacteria. This investigation showed that the antibacterial activity of L. cubeba was attributed to the essential oils, thus they can be a potential medicinal resource.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Chemistry, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, Guangdong 526061, P R China. hwwangcn@yahoo.com.cnNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20087994

Citation

Wang, Hongwu, and Yanqing Liu. "Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oils From Different Parts of Litsea Cubeba." Chemistry & Biodiversity, vol. 7, no. 1, 2010, pp. 229-35.
Wang H, Liu Y. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils from different parts of Litsea cubeba. Chem Biodivers. 2010;7(1):229-35.
Wang, H., & Liu, Y. (2010). Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils from different parts of Litsea cubeba. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 7(1), 229-35. https://doi.org/10.1002/cbdv.200800349
Wang H, Liu Y. Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oils From Different Parts of Litsea Cubeba. Chem Biodivers. 2010;7(1):229-35. PubMed PMID: 20087994.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils from different parts of Litsea cubeba. AU - Wang,Hongwu, AU - Liu,Yanqing, PY - 2010/1/21/entrez PY - 2010/1/21/pubmed PY - 2010/4/9/medline SP - 229 EP - 35 JF - Chemistry & biodiversity JO - Chem Biodivers VL - 7 IS - 1 N2 - The composition of the essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation of different parts of Litsea cubeba, including roots, stems, leaves, alabastra (flower buds), flowers, and fruits, were investigated by GC (RI) and GC/MS. The antimicrobial activity of the oils was assessed with disc diffusion and microbroth dilution assays. The results showed large variations in the composition among the different oils. The major components in the oils from roots and fruits, from stems, leaves, and alabastra, and from flowers were citral B (neral), beta-phellandrene, and beta-terpinene, respectively. The inhibition zone (DD) and MIC values for the bacterial strains tested, which were all sensitive to the essential oil of L. cubeba, were in the range of 10.1-35.0 mm and 100-1000 microg/ml, respectively. Hence, the oils of the various parts showed moderate activity against the tested bacteria. This investigation showed that the antibacterial activity of L. cubeba was attributed to the essential oils, thus they can be a potential medicinal resource. SN - 1612-1880 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20087994/Chemical_composition_and_antibacterial_activity_of_essential_oils_from_different_parts_of_Litsea_cubeba_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/cbdv.200800349 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -