Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oil of Skimmia lauriola from Tehri Garhwal
Aromatic herbs have long played an important role in the lives of Himalayan tribal peoples, providing both food and medicine. The chemical composition of the essential oils of Skimmia lauriola (leaves) growing in the Himalayan region of Northern Garhwal has been investigated. The rapidly growing plants were collected in Tehri Garhwal’s Dhanolti district. Hydro distillation procedures were used to extract the essential oil, which was then analysed using GC/MS. There were 37 components found, accounting for 86.33 percent of the total oil. Linalool acetate (26.40%), L-linalool (14.18%), -phellendrene (9.03%), prejeijerene (7.06%), and -terpineol (7.06%) make up the majority of the oil (6.25 percent ), myrcene (3.89%) and geranyl acetate (3.89%) (2.18 percent ). The essential oil’s antibacterial activity was tested. With an 8 mm zone of inhibition, Pseudomonas aurens had the maximum activity, followed by Escherichia coli with a 5 mm zone of inhibition, while Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureginosa were completely unaffected.
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Department of Chemistry, K.L. D.A.V. (PG) College, Roorkee, 247 667, Uttarakhand, India.
Department of Botany, K. L. D.A.V. PG College, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India.
J. S. Jangwan
Department of Chemistry, HNB Garhwal University Campus, Badshahithaul, Tehri Garhwal – Uttarakhand, India.
Shyam Vir Singh
Department of Chemistry, SGRR PG College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
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