Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 751–753 | Cite as

Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Properties of Essential Oil Anaphalis triplinervis from Western Himalaya

  • Rajni Kant Sharma
  • Harpreet Kaur
  • Manjeet Singh
  • Manoj Kumar
  • Rabia Sharma
  • G. C. Shah
  • Pankaj SharmaEmail author

Anaphalis is a genus belongings to Asteraceae family having more than 80 species of herbaceous plants mainly distributed in tropical and subtropical areas of Asia. Many Anaphalis species have been traditionally used as antiasthmatic, anticoughing, expectorant, sedative, and antiphlogistic agents [1, 2].

Anaphalis triplinervis (Sims) Sims ex C. B. Clarke is an endemic medicinal herb of regional Himalaya, traditionally used to treat epilepsy, laceration of toes, and wounds [3, 4, 5]. In continuation of our research on the ethno-medicinal plants growing in Western Himalaya, here we describe results of phytochemical and antibacterial analysis of the essential oil of A. triplinervis, which has not been previously reported from this species.

The fresh aerial parts of A. triplinerviswere collected during the flowering period from high-altitude forest of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India in August, 2016. The specimens were authenticated by Dr. Brij Lal (Head, Biodiversity division,...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajni Kant Sharma
    • 1
  • Harpreet Kaur
    • 2
  • Manjeet Singh
    • 2
  • Manoj Kumar
    • 3
  • Rabia Sharma
    • 3
  • G. C. Shah
    • 4
  • Pankaj Sharma
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryIB (PG) CollegePanipatIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMaharishi Markandeshwar UniversitySadopur-AmbalaIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryB. A. M. Khalsa CollegeGarhshankarIndia
  4. 4.Department of Chemistry, SSJ CampusKumaun UniversityAlmoraIndia
  5. 5.Department of ChemistryKhalsa CollegeGarhdiwala (Hoshiarpur)India

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