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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2015, Vol. 2 Issue 4, Part A

Chemical Composition and in-vitro biological activities of the essential oil from leaves of Peperomia inaequalifolia Ruiz & Pav.

AUTHOR(S): Paco Noriega Rivera, Tatiana Mosquera, Anna Baldisserotto, Juan Abad, Cristina Aillon, Diana Cabezas, Juan Piedra, Ivonne Coronel, Stefano Manfredini
ABSTRACT:Peperomia inaequalifolia Ruiz &Pav is a medicinal aromatic plant from Ecuador, known commonly as “congona”, widely appreciated for its pharmacological attributes. The chemical study revealed the presence of 17 components, 14 of which were identified, such as safrole (32, 10%), 11-αH-himachal-4-en-1-β-ol (25, 29 %), myristicin(13, 29 %), elemicin (10, 07 %) and viridiflorol (5, 24 %). The antiradical (DPPH test) and antioxidant (PCL) activity studies showed that the oil possesses an interesting activity, lightly lower than the natural reference, Thymus vulgaris essential oil. The MIC results showed that the oil has very interesting antimicrobial and antifungal properties, particularly against Gram+ bacteria (Staphylococcus aureussubsp. Aureus ATCC 6538 and Streptococcus mutansATCC 25175) and two yeasts (Candida tropicalisATCC 13803 and Candida albicansATCC 10231).
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How to cite this article:
Paco Noriega Rivera, Tatiana Mosquera, Anna Baldisserotto, Juan Abad, Cristina Aillon, Diana Cabezas, Juan Piedra, Ivonne Coronel, Stefano Manfredini. Chemical Composition and in-vitro biological activities of the essential oil from leaves of Peperomia inaequalifolia Ruiz & Pav.. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2015;2(4):29-31.
American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products