Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 128–129 | Cite as

Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Mosla hangchowensis endemic to China

  • G. Ren
  • Y. P. Zhao
  • F. Shao
  • R. H. Liu

The genus Mosla, classified in the Lamiaceae family, comprises over 22 species and is distributed in India, Southeastern Asia, China, Korea, and Japan [1]. Some of the Mosla spp. have been applied in the treatment of heat stroke, miliaria, skin itch, impaludism, influenza, etc. [2].

M. hangchowensis Matsuda, endemic to China and resident in the coastland of Southeastern China, is an annual plant with a characteristic aromatic odor [1]. To our knowledge, no study on the use of M. hangchowensis in folk medicine has been cited in the literature. In the current project aimed at a phytochemical investigation and pharmacological screening of this plant, the essential oil of the aerial parts of M. hangchowensis was reported for the first time.

The essential oil was extracted from fresh aerial parts of M. hangchowensisas a pale yellow liquid in 0.45% yield. The GC-MS analysis of the essential oil resulted in the identification of 25 constituents, accounting for 93.60% of the oil. The...


Influenza Antimicrobial Activity Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Thymol Heat Stroke 
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The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Zhejiang Traditional Chinese Medicine Administration Bureau Fund (project No. 2008YA016), and from the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangxi (project No. 2007GQY0942).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Modern Preparations of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ministry of EducationJiangxi University of Traditional Chinese MedicineNanchangP. R. China
  2. 2.Laboratory of Systematic & Evolutionary Botany and Biodiversity, College of Life SciencesZhejiang UniversityHangzhouP. R. China

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