Chemical study and larvicidal activity against Aedes aegypti of essential oil of Piper aduncum L. (Piperaceae).

@article{Oliveira2013ChemicalSA,
  title={Chemical study and larvicidal activity against Aedes aegypti of essential oil of Piper aduncum L. (Piperaceae).},
  author={Gisele L Oliveira and Sheila K Cardoso and C{\'e}lio R Lara and Thallyta Maria Vieira and Elsie Franklin Guimar{\~a}es and Lourdes S Figueiredo and Ernane Ronie Martins and Davyson de Lima Moreira and Maria Auxiliadora C. Kaplan},
  journal={Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias},
  year={2013},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={1227-34}
}
Piper aduncum L. is used in folk medicine to treat respiratory and inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to analyze the essential oil from leaves of P. aduncum collected in the Brazilian Cerrado, North of Minas Gerais, as well as to evaluate the larvicidal activity of this oil and of its major constituent. The essential oil was analyzed by gas chromatography coupled to flame ionization detector and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry that allowed characterizing 23… CONTINUE READING