Phytochemical analysis and evaluation of the cytotoxic, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of essential oils from three Plectranthus species grown in Saudi Arabia

Mothana R. A., Khaled J. M., Noman O. M., Kumar A., Alajmi M. F., Al-Rehaily A. J., ...More

BMC COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, vol.18, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12906-018-2302-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Plectranthus species, GC, GC/MS, Essential oil, Anticancer, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION, PLANT, CONSTITUENTS, CYLINDRACEUS, DITERPENOIDS, AMBOINICUS, COMPONENTS, EUGENOL, LEAVES
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Cancers and microbial infections are still a major health problem, therefore research on new anticancer and antimicrobial agents ought to be continued. Natural products including essential oils from medicinal plants continue to be an important resource to manage various diseases. Thus, the particular objectives of this study are to investigate the chemical composition, cytotoxic, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of three Plectranthus species namely P. cylindraceus Hocst. ex Benth., P. asirensis JRI Wood and P. barbatus Andrews grown in Saudi Arabia.