Pharmacognosy Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19--21

The chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the leaf oil of Cupressus lusitanica from Monteverde, Costa Rica


Sara L Hassanzadeh, Jessika A Tuten, Bernhard Vogler, William N Setzer 
 Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA

Correspondence Address:
William N Setzer
Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899
USA

The essential oils from the leaves of three different individuals of Cupressus lusitanica were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography - mass spectrometry. A total of 49 compounds were identified in the leaf oils. The major components of C. lusitanica leaf oil were α-pinene (40%-82%), limonene (4%-18%), isobornyl acetate (up to 10%) and cis-muurola-4(14),5-diene (up to 7%). The essential oil was screened for antimicrobial activity, and it showed antibacterial activity against Bacillus cereus and antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger.


How to cite this article:
Hassanzadeh SL, Tuten JA, Vogler B, Setzer WN. The chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the leaf oil of Cupressus lusitanica from Monteverde, Costa Rica.Phcog Res 2010;2:19-21


How to cite this URL:
Hassanzadeh SL, Tuten JA, Vogler B, Setzer WN. The chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the leaf oil of Cupressus lusitanica from Monteverde, Costa Rica. Phcog Res [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Mar 1 ];2:19-21
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