Essential oil of rynchosia minima DC. from Kenya:
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The hydrodistilled essential oil (yield, 0.1 %) of semi-dried leaves of Rynchosia minima DC. was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Twenty-four compounds representing 95.9% of the oil were identified. The major components were found to be ~-caryophyllene (30.4%), germacrene B (17.9%), camphor (7.8%), cc-humulene (7.4%) and y-muurolene (7.3%). The oil was found to exhibit antibacterial activity against Bacillus cetus, Staphylococcus au reus and Micrococ¬cus luteus.