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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Callistemon citrinus essential oil
Plant Name
: Bottlebrushes
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf and flower

Introduction

Both active constituents present in the essential oil of Callistemon citrinus and Callistemon viminalis showed in vitro antibacterial activity when confronted with 12 bacteria strains, among which S. faecalis, S. aureus, B. cereus and S. macracesens.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name
1Anti-microbial

Reference

1. Chane-Ming, Jimmy, Robert R. Vera, and Daniel J. Fraisse. "Chemical composition of essential oil of Callistemon citrinus (Curtis) Skeel from Reunion." Journal of essential oil research 10.4 (1998): 429-431.

2. Oyedeji, Opeoluwa O., et al. "Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the essential oils of Callistemon citrinus and Callistemon viminalis from South Africa." Molecules 14.6 (2009): 1990-1998.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
11,8-Cineole 68.00

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Alpha- Pinene 12.80
2Alpha-Terpineol 10.60
3Trans-Pinocarveol 1.50
4Gamma-Terpinene 0.10
5Geraniol trace
6Myrcene trace
7P-Cymene 0.80
8Alpha-Thujene 0.20
9Beta-Pinene 0.50
10Borneol 0.10
11Camphene trace
12Carvone trace
13Eugenol trace

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