Essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus cultivated in Egypt: seasonal variation in chemical composition and anticholinesterase activity.

@article{Madi2020EssentialOO,
  title={Essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus cultivated in Egypt: seasonal variation in chemical composition and anticholinesterase activity.},
  author={Yasmine F Madi and Mouchira A. Choucry and Meselhy Ragab Meselhy and El-sayeda A. El-kashoury},
  journal={Natural product research},
  year={2020},
  pages={
          1-5
        }
}
  • Yasmine F Madi, Mouchira A. Choucry, +1 author El-sayeda A. El-kashoury
  • Published in Natural product research 2020
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • The yield of essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation of Cymbopogon citratus fresh leaves ranged from 0.15% to 0.46% w/w; being the highest in spring and the lowest in winter. The oil sample obtained in winter exhibited a moderate acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity (IC50 2.86 ± 0.17 mg/mL), compared to physostigmine (IC50 0.012 mg/mL), while other samples were relatively weak (IC50 values of 2.86-5.40 mg/mL). In all samples, oxygenated monoterpenes were predominating (73.22-89.32%). GC… CONTINUE READING

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