Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Lippia grandis Schauer (Verbenaceae) from the western Amazon.

@article{Sarrazin2012ChemicalCA,
  title={Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Lippia grandis Schauer (Verbenaceae) from the western Amazon.},
  author={Sandra Layse Ferreira Sarrazin and Ricardo Bezerra Oliveira and Lauro Euclides Soares Barata and Rosa Helena Veras Mour{\~a}o},
  journal={Food chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={134 3},
  pages={1474-8}
}
Lippia grandis Schauer is an aromatic plant that has been used as a spice in Brazilian culinary and in traditional medicine to treat liver disease, disorders of the stomach and throat infections. We determined the chemical composition of the essential oil of L. grandis and evaluated its potential for the treatment of clinically-important pathogenic micro-organisms. The essential oil was obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), giving carvacrol… CONTINUE READING

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