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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2018, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part A

Chemical composition and biological activities of essential oil from Ocotea quixos (Lam.) Kosterm. leaves grown wild in Ecuador

AUTHOR(S): Jorge A Pino, Flor M Fon-Fay, Ana S Falco, Julio C Pérez, Ivones Hernández, Idania Rodeiro and Miguel D Fernández
ABSTRACT:The chemical composition of the essential oil from leaves of Ocotea quixos (Lam.) Kosterm. grown wild in Ecuador was studied by GC-FID and GC-MS. A total of 112 volatile compounds were identified in the essential oil, of which the most prominent were 1,8-cineol (21.4%) and p-cymene (12.6%). Furthermore, we assessed the antioxidant properties by using the DPPH and the ferric reducing antioxidant power assays and found that the essential oil had a moderate antioxidant activity. The essential oil has antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive and Gram- negative bacteria as well as fungi. The minimal inhibitory concentration were Staphylococcus aureus(0.5 µL/L), Bacillus subtilis (0.05 µL/L), Escherichia coli (5 µL/L),Salmonella Enteritidis (0.05 µL/L), Aspergillus niger (0.5 µL/L) and Pennicilium citrinum (0.5 µL/L).
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How to cite this article:
Jorge A Pino, Flor M Fon-Fay, Ana S Falco, Julio C Pérez, Ivones Hernández, Idania Rodeiro, Miguel D Fernández. Chemical composition and biological activities of essential oil from Ocotea quixos (Lam.) Kosterm. leaves grown wild in Ecuador. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2018;6(1):31-34.
American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products