Lu H, Li H, Li XL, Zhou AG
African Journal of Microbiology Research, 2010
In this study we assessed the chemical composition, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of Lavender essential oil. The antioxidant and antibacterial capacity of test sample was assayed by a linoleic acid system and conventional method of bacterial growth inhibition. The results demonstrated that the essential oil consisted of 1,5-Dimethyl-1-vinyl-4-hexenyl but yrate as the most abundant component (43.73%), followed by 1,3,7-Octatriene, 3,7-dimethyl- (25.10%), Eucalyptol (7.32%), and Camphor (3.79%). Lavender essential oil display the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus,Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris and Escherichia coli.
Lu H, Li H, Li XL, et al. Chemical composition of lavender essential oil and its antioxidant activity and inhibition against rhinitis-related bacteria. Afr J Microbiol Res. 2010;4(4):309-313.