GC-MS Analysis, Antibacterial and Antifungal activity of essential oil of Plectranthus rugosus from Kashmir, India.

Author(s): Riehana Gani, Z. A. Bhat*, Mudasir Ahmad, M. Iqbal. Zargar

Abstract

This work was carried out to evaluate chemical composition, antibacterial and antifungal activity of Plectranthus rugosus essential oil. The oil was extracted by hydrodistillation which was analysed through GC-MS. The antibacterial and antifungal activity was evaluated by Agar well diffusion method and Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was evaluated by Agar dilution method. Caryophyllene, Germacrene D, alpha-pinene and beta-cymene were the major constituents present in the oil. The oil showed significant antibacterial and antifungal activity.

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