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Composition and antimicrobial activites of the essential oil from Eugenia uniflora L. leaves growing in India

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Author(s): Mity Thambi | Aldo Tava | M.Mohanakrishnan | M.Subburaj | K.M.Pradeepkumar | P.M.Shafi

Journal: International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
ISSN 0976-5263

Volume: 04;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 46;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Essential oil | Eugenia uniflora L | GC/MS | Sesquiterpenes | Antibacterial property

ABSTRACT
In the present research work, chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oil of Eugenia uniflora L. leaves are investigated. The essential oil from the Eugenia uniflora L. leaves was subjected to GC and GC/MS analysis. Thirty seven compounds were identified of which the sesquiterpenes dominated. The oil was analyzed for its anti-bacterial properties by using disc diffusion method. The oil was found to be active against gram positive bacteria.
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