Antibacterial activity of the essential oils of Pistacia lentiscus used in Moroccan folkloric medicine.

@article{Mharti2011AntibacterialAO,
  title={Antibacterial activity of the essential oils of Pistacia lentiscus used in Moroccan folkloric medicine.},
  author={Fatima Zohra Mharti and Badi{\^a}a Lyoussi and Abdelfattah Abdellaoui},
  journal={Natural product communications},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 10},
  pages={1505-6}
}
The essential oil of the leaves of Pistacia lentiscus, collected from the middle Atlas in Morocco, was analyzed by GC and GC-MS. Altogether 43 components in concentrations of more than 0.2% were identified representing 97.4% of the oil composition. The main constituents were germanicol (12.8%), thunbergol (8.8%), himachalene (7.4%), trans-squalene (6.7%), terpinyl propionate (6.7%), 3,3-dimenthol (6.2%) and cadina-1.4-diene (5.1%). The oils showed strong activity against Klebsiella pneumonia… CONTINUE READING

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