Essential oil of cymbopogon winterianus jowitt from Tanzania: Composition and antimicrobial activity
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The hydro-distilled essential oil (1.6%) offresh aerial parts of wild Cymhopogon winterianus Jowitt was analyzed by GC-MS. Fifty compounds representing 96.5% of the oil were identified. The main components of the oil were linalool (27.4%), citronellol (10.9%), geraniol (8.5%), cc-calacorene, cis-calamenene (4.3%), J3-elemene (3.9%) and longifolene (3.5%). The oil exhibited low antimicrobial activity.