Abstract Title:

Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Chamaecyparis obtusa leaf essential oil.

Abstract Source:

Fitoterapia. 2007 Feb ;78(2):149-52. Epub 2006 Nov 14. PMID: 17161919

Abstract Author(s):

Jae-Kyung Yang, Myung-Suk Choi, Weon-Taek Seo, Danny Lee Rinker, Sang Woo Han, Gang-Won Cheong

Article Affiliation:

Jae-Kyung Yang


The essential oil obtained from the leaves of Chamaecyparis obtusa was analyzed by GC and GC-MS. alpha-Terpinyl acetate, sabinene, isobornyl acetate and limonene were found to be the major components. The oil showed relatively strong antibacterial activities against Gram (+) bacteria and some fungi.

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