Essential oil constituents and biological activities of Peristrophe bicalyculata and Borreria verticillata.

@article{Ogunwande2010EssentialOC,
  title={Essential oil constituents and biological activities of Peristrophe bicalyculata and Borreria verticillata.},
  author={Isiaka Ajani Ogunwande and Tameka M. Walker and Anita Bansal and William N. Setzer and Emmanuel E. Essien},
  journal={Natural product communications},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 11},
  pages={1815-8}
}
Peristrophe bicalyculata (Retz) Nees (Acanthaceae) or 'The Goddess of Mercy' and Borreria verticillata (L.) G.F.W. Mey., (Rubiaceae), or 'Irawo-Ile' (Yoruba, South-west, Nigeria), are annual herbs, which are poorly exploited. The volatile oils obtained by hydrodistillation in an all glass Clevenger-type apparatus from the plant samples have been investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). With respect to the oil of P. bicalyculata, beta-caryophyllene (33.9%), alpha-zingiberene… CONTINUE READING