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Composition and Antimalarial Activity in Vitro of the Essential Oil of Tetradenia riparia
04 January 2007 (online)
The essential oil from the leaves and stems of Tetradenia riparia was analysed by CC and GC/MS and 35 components were identified. The main constituents were α-terpineol (22.6%), fenchone (13.6%), β-fenchyl alcohol (10.7%), β-caryophyllene (7.9%), and perillyl alcohol (6.0%). Moderate anti-malarial activities were recorded against two strains of Plasmodium falciparum.