Chemical composition and antifungal activity of the essential oils of Schinus weinmannifolius collected in the spring and winter.

Natural product communications

PubMedID: 25918817

Hernandes C, Taleb-Contini SH, Bartolomeu AC, Bertoni BW, França SC, Pereira AM. Chemical composition and antifungal activity of the essential oils of Schinus weinmannifolius collected in the spring and winter. Nat Prod Commun. 2014;9(9):1383-6.
Reports on the chemical and pharmacological profile of the essential oil of Schinus weinmannifolius do not exist, although other Schinus species have been widely investigated for their biological activities. This work aimed to evaluate the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of S. weinmannifolius collected in the spring and winter. The essential oils were extracted by hydrodistillation, analyzed by GC/MS and submitted to microdilution tests, to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration. The oils displayed different chemical composition and antimicrobial action. Bicyclogermacrene and limonene predominated in the oils extracted in the winter and spring, respectively, whereas only the latter oil exhibited antifungal activity.