|Authors: ||C. Aromdee, R. Anorach, N. Sriubolmas|
|Keywords: ||organosulphur, steam distillation, volatile constituents|
Essential oil of the flowere of Azadirachta indica were obtained by steam distillation.
The yield was 0.001%. It mainly consisted of -cubebene (3.04%), copaene (7.03%), humulene (3.7%), -cardinene (9.43%) and a number of sesqui-terpenes.
The organosulphur compounds were picked up by the S34 isotope.
The oil exhibited antimicrobial activity of Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 6633), Candida albican (ATCC 10231) and Microsporum gypseum (clinical isolated).
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