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The Natural Products Journal


ISSN (Print): 2210-3155
ISSN (Online): 2210-3163

In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil of Swertia cordata Aerial Parts

Author(s): Shivani Joshi, Devendra Mishra, Ganga Bisht and Khadga S. Khetwal

Volume 3, Issue 1, 2013

Page: [66 - 70] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/2210315511303010012

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Essential oil from aerial parts of Swertia cordata (G. Don.) Clarke obtained by steam distillation was analysed through Gas chromatography and Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The main compounds found were palmitic acid (8.34), caryophyllene oxide (5.65), pentadecanal (4.77) and lachnophyllum ester (4.14%). Different concentrations of essential oil were tested for antimicrobial activity by disc diffusion method. The oil was found active against gram positive bacteria and fungi.

Keywords: Swertia cordata, essential oil, gas chromatography- mass spectrometry, zone of inhibition

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