Chemical Composition, Antioxidant and Antibiosis Activities of Leaves Essential Oil of <i>Curcuma phaeocaulis</i>


  • Qian Wang
  • Xuemei Gou
  • Gang Gao
  • Ruiwu Yang College of Life Science, Sichuan Agricultural University


Curcuna phaeocaulis essential oil, GC-MS, Antioxidant activity, Antibacterial activity


The essential oil from Curcuma phaeocaulis leaves, The chemical constituents of essential oil were extracted from the leaves of Curcuma phaeocaulis by applying steam distillation. The chemical constituents were analysed and identified by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The essential oil in the leaves of Curcuma phaeocaulis was extracted and from 36 compounds were identified (77.41% of the total essential oil). The major compounds that were identified by GC–MS were Eucalyptol (26.63%), L-linaloool (6.32%), Camphor (5.22%) and beta- Pinene (4.60%). The antioxidant properties have been assessed by inoxidizability and antibacterial action, find the essential oil from Curcuma phaeocaulis leaves essential oil from Curcuma phaeocaulis leaves and antibacterial are high.


Author Biography

Ruiwu Yang, College of Life Science, Sichuan Agricultural University

Department of Botany, College of Life Science


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Wang, Q., Gou, X., Gao, G., & Yang, R. (2014). Chemical Composition, Antioxidant and Antibiosis Activities of Leaves Essential Oil of <i>Curcuma phaeocaulis</i>. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 2(4). Retrieved from