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- Sheehama, Jacobina T.; Mukakalisa, Celine; Amakali, Theopolina; Uusiku, Lydia N.; Hans, Renate H.; Nott, Karen; Nott, Amber; Louw, Stefan
- Flavour and fragrance journal 2019 v.34 no.4 pp. 241-251
- 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl; Candida albicans; Commiphora; Escherichia coli; Klebsiella; Staphylococcus aureus; alpha-pinene; antimicrobial properties; antioxidant activity; beta-pinene; biofilm; cosmetics; detergents; essential oils; flame ionization; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; heptane; industry; ingredients; inhibitory concentration 50; minimum inhibitory concentration; oils; perfumes; quality control; steam distillation; women; Namibia
- ... The resin of the plant Commiphora wildii Merxm. (omumbiri) is traditionally used by Ovahimba women (Kunene, Namibia) as the main ingredient for their perfume. Although essential oil produced from the resin by steam distillation is sold commercially, its detailed chemical composition and biological properties are not known. Knowledge on the potential antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of C. w ...