Acta Pharm. 55 (2005) 315-320[ Full paper in PDF ]
The composition of essential oil from the rhizomes of Hedychium larsenii M. Dan & Sathish was examined by GC-FID and GC-MS techniques. 99% of the oil consisted of monoterpenoids. Sesquiterpenoids were present only in negligible quantities. Linalool and 1,8-cineole identified as the major components. The oil showed moderate antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Keywords: Hedychium larsenii (Zingiberaceae), rhizome, essential oil, GC, GC-MS, antibacterial activity