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J Mycol Med. 2012 Mar;22(1):83-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mycmed.2011.10.007. Epub 2011 Dec 28.

Bioactive constituents of Homalomena aromatica essential oil and its antifungal activity against dermatophytes and yeasts.

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Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur 784001, Assam, India. poligene@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Homalomena aromatica rhizomes are rich source of essential oils, which have been attributed for various medicinal uses. In the present investigation, essential oil from H. aromatica rhizomes was isolated and subjected to gas chromatography-mass spectrum (GC-MS) analysis. Fifty-five chemical constituents were reported from H. aromatica rhizomes of which T-muurolol (5.32%), viridiflorol (3.69%), α-selinene (2.19%), M-cymene (2.19%) and γ-Muurolene (1.81%) were identified and reported for the first time. Other major components were identified as linalool (62.5%), terpene-4-ol (7.08%), δ-cadinene (5.57%), α-cadinol (3.71%) and spatulenol (1.81%). H. aromatica rhizome essential oil showed high antimicrobial activity against Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Microsporum fulvum, Microsporum gypseum, Trichosporon beigelii and Candida albicans.

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23177818
DOI:
10.1016/j.mycmed.2011.10.007
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