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Fitoterapia. 2002 Oct;73(6):532-5.

Antibacterial and antioxidant activities of Artemisia annua essential oil.

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Laboratoire Dynamique et Ressources du Végétal, EA 2202-Biodiversité-Université de Provence, UFR DENTES et SVTE, case 17, 3 place Victor Hugo, F-13331 Marseille cedex 3, France.

Abstract

The essential oil of Artemisia annua aerial parts, consisting of camphor (44%), germacrene D (16%), trans-pinocarveol (11%), beta-selinene (9%), beta-caryophyllene (9%) and artemisia ketone (3%), was screened for its antimicrobial activity. The essential oil remarkably inhibited the growth of tested Gram-positive bacteria Enterococcus hirae and both tested fungi. This oil has shown an antioxidant activity equivalent to 18% of the reference compound (alpha-tocopherol).

PMID:
12385883
DOI:
10.1016/s0367-326x(02)00175-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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