Chemical composition and antibacterial activities of the essential oils isolated from Juniperus thurifera L. var. Africana.Nat Prod Res. 2013; 27(19):1789-94.NP
This study describes the chemical composition and antibacterial activities of essential oils of Moroccan Juniperus thurifera L. var. Africana (Cupressaceae). The essential oil of dried leaves was isolated by hydrodistillation, vapohydrodistillation and microwaves. Sixty-four compounds in J. thurifera L. var. Africana oils were identified (79.9%, 92.4% and 98.4% of the oil, respectively). The most abundant compound in J. thurifera L. var. Africana oils is sabinene (38%, 36.2% and 39.4%). Antibacterial activities of J. thurifera essential oils was tested against bacteria Gram (-) and Gram (+). The oil is very active against all bacteria tested except Pseudomonas, which turned out to be very resistant.