Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil from Justicia schimperiana
Received Date: May 02, 2018 / Accepted Date: May 14, 2018 / Published Date: May 17, 2018
Background: Justicia schimperiana is popularly used as folk medicines in Ethiopia.
Objective: The chemical composition of essential oils from the leaves of Justicia schimperiana was analyzed and its antimicrobial activities were evaluated.
Methods: The essential oil was obtained by steam distillation and its chemical constituents were separated and identified by GC-MS, using normalization method to calculated relative amount. Its antimicrobial activities were evaluated by micro dilution method against Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis and Candida albicans.
Results: From the essential oil of Justicia schimperiana , 28 compounds were identified; making up 75.18%, the essential oil of Justicia schimperiana has not showed obvious activity against Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis and Candida albicans.
Conclusion: This is the first report on the chemical compositions and antimicrobial activities of essential oils obtained from Ethiopian Justicia schimperiana.
Keywords: Justicia schimperiana; Essential oil; Antimicrobial activity
Citation: Abebe W, Zhang W, Zhang S, Xie G (2018) Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil from Justicia schimperiana. J Pharmacogn Nat Prod 4: 154. Doi: 10.4172/2472-0992.1000154
Copyright: © 2018 Abebe W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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