The essential oil obtained from the seeds of Momordica charantia was analyzed by GC/MS. Twenty-five components, representing 90.9% of the oil, were identified. The main constituents were trans-nerolidol, apiole, cis-dihydrocarveol and germacrene D. Furthermore, the oil was tested for its antibacterial and antifungal activities. Staphylococcus aureus was found to be the most sensitive microorganism with MIC values < 500 μg/ml.
|Autori:||A. BRACA; T. SICILIANO; M. DARRIGO; M.P. GERMANÒ|
|Titolo:||Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Momordica charantia seed essential oil|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.fitote.2007.11.002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|