Antimicrobial activity and chemical composition of essential oil from Hedychium coronarium

  title={Antimicrobial activity and chemical composition of essential oil from Hedychium coronarium},
  author={Beena Joy and Akhila Rajan and Emilia T Abraham},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
The essential oil from fresh and dried rhizomes of Hedychium coronarium on GC‐MS analysis resulted in the identification of 44 and 38 constituents representing 93.91% and 95.41%, respectively. The major components of the essential oil from fresh and dried Hedychium coronarium rhizome were 1,8‐cineole (41.42%, 37.44%), β‐pinene (10.39%, 17.4%) and α‐terpineol (8.8%, 6.7%). The aromatic oil has antifungal as well as antibacterial effects. The antimicrobial activities of the essential oil were… 

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