Essential oil of leaves of Cinnamomum chemungianum was obtained by hydro distillation and analyzed by GC-MS. The major components of the oil were Benzyl benzoate (66.36%), α-Terpine-4-ol (9.83%), Linalool (19.63%), and caryophyllene oxide (6.6%). Two compounds of the oils remained unidentified. The in vitro antibacterial activity was performed by agar disc diffusion method. It showed that maximum inhibition zone activity against staphylococcus aureus.
Baskaran, X. and Ebbie, M. G.
"Essential Oil Compounds and Antibacterial Activity of Leaves of Cinnamomum chemungianum Mohan et Henry (Lauraceae),"
1, Article 74.
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