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Therapeutic Impact of Volatiles from Agrimonia aitchisonii Schnobeck Temesy and Pimpinella acuminata (Edgew.) CB Clarke

Lalit Mohan and Anand B. Melkani

Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University, Nainital 263002, India


Abstract: Agrimonia aitchisonii SchnobeckTemesy family Rosaceaeand Pimpinella acuminata (Edgew.) CB Clarke (Apiaceae) grow wild in the temperate area of the Central Himalayan region (India) from 1,200 m to 3,200 m altitude. The species have been reported to cure disorders related to the liver, bile, gastrointestinal and respiratory tract. Antibacterial activity of the oil samples was conducted against 10 bacterial strains using disc-diffusion method. The A. aitchisonii oil showed maximum zone of inhibition against Klebsiella pneumoniae (13.00 ± 0.00 mm), Escherichiacoli (10.97 ± 0.55 mm) and the MIC value was observed at (62.31 μL/mL) against K. pneumoniae. The essential oil from P. acuminate showed (14.00 ± 0.73 mm) against Xanthomonas phaseoli. It is finally concluded that the oils might be used as safer natural antibiotics.

Key words: Therapeutic, Impact, of, Volatiles, from, Agrimonia, aitchisonii, Schnobeck, Temesy, and, Pimpinella, acuminata, (Edgew.), CB, Clarke
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