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Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the essential oil of Salvia lanigera from Cyprus.
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PMID:  20977923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The essential oil of aerial parts of Salvia lanigera Poir. (Lamiaceae) growing wild in Cyprus was obtained by hydrodistillation and was analysed by GC and GC-MS. A total of 67 compounds, representing 93.6% of the oil, were identified, and the major components were showed to be thymol (12.1%), hexadecanoic acid (6.0%), carvacrol and α-thujone (5.7%). The essential oil was assayed for its antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Antimicrobial activity of the oil, evaluated using the broth dilution method, resulted higher against Gram-positive bacteria than the other referenced strains tested. Antioxidant activity of the oil was evaluated by using DPPH and FRAP methods together with three antioxidant standards, L-ascorbic acid, tert-butyl-4-hydroxy toluene (BHT) and gallic acid. The activity of the sample in both methods was higher than that of all of standards used at the same dose.
Authors:
Gian Carlo Tenore; Roberto Ciampaglia; Nelly Apostolides Arnold; Franco Piozzi; Francesco Napolitano; Daniela Rigano; Felice Senatore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1873-6351     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207483     Medline TA:  Food Chem Toxicol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
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