Essential oil of hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit. from Tanzania: Composition and antifungal activity
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The hydrodistilled essential oil (yield 1.2%) offresh leaves of wild Huptis suaveolens (L.) Poit. was analyzed by GC/MS. Twenty-four compounds representing 90.3% of the oil were identified. The main components of the oil were l3-caryophyllene (26.0%), l3-elemene (10.4%), trans-a-bergamotene (7.7%), spathulenol (7.0%) and bicyclogermacrene (6.5%). The oil exhibited sigruflcant antimicrobial activity against Mucor sp. when compared to ketoconazole.