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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2017, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part A

Chemical composition and biological activity of Centella asiatica essential oil from Nepal

AUTHOR(S): Prajwal Paudel, Prabodh Satyal, Noura S Dosoky and William N Setzer
ABSTRACT:The essential oil from the aerial parts of Centella asiatica, collected from Kirtipur, Nepal, was obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The essential oil was dominated by sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, including (E)-β-farnesene (26.5%), α-humulene (20.9%), and (E)-caryophyllene (13.3%). The essential oil was screened for in-vitro cytotoxic activity against MCF-7 cells and antimicrobial activity against Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Aspergillus niger. The C. asiatica essential oil showed no antimicrobial activity and was only marginally cytotoxic to MCF-7 cells.
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How to cite this article:
Prajwal Paudel, Prabodh Satyal, Noura S Dosoky and William N Setzer. Chemical composition and biological activity of Centella asiatica essential oil from Nepal. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 2017; 5(4): 05-08.