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Research Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2007  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 369 - 371

Essential Oil of Auxemma glazioviana Taub. (Boraginaceae): Chemical Composition, Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities

J.G.M. Costa, F.F.G. Rodrigues, L.L. Machado, A.M. Fonseca and T.L.G. Lemos


The composition of the essential oil obtained from powdered heartwood of by hydrodistillation process were investigated by GC/MS, allowed identified with being the most abundant compound. The oil was evaluated for their antioxidant and antibacterial activities against seven strains of bacteria. The results revealed that essential oil of A. glazioviana exhibited a moderate antibacterial effect and a significant antioxidant activity.