Lippia multiflora, a perennial, aromatic shrub
commonly known as bush tea has recently been identified as an African plant with
high commercial potential due to its medicinal properties.
April 12 2017
Molecules. 2010. Composition and antimicrobial activities of Lippia multiflora Moldenke, Mentha x piperita and Ocimum basilicum. essential oils and their major monoterpene alcohols alone and in combination. Essential oils from leaves of Lippia multiflora, Mentha x piperita and Ocimum basilicum from Burkina Faso were analysed by GC-FID and GC-MS. Major components were p-cymene, thymol, b-caryophyllene, carvacrol and carvone for L. multiflora, menthol and iso-menthone for M. x piperita and, linalool and eugenol for O. basilicum. The essential oils and their major monoterpene alcohols were tested against nine bacterial strains using the disc diffusion and broth microdilution methods. The essential oils with high phenolic contents were the most effective antimicrobials. The checkerboard method was used to quantify the efficacy of paired combinations of essential oils and their major components. The best synergetic effects among essential oils and major components were obtained with combinations involving O. basilicum essential oil and eugenol, respectively. As phenolic components are characterized by a strong spicy aroma, this study suggests that the selection of certain combinations of EOs could help to reduce the amount of essential oils and consequently reduce any adverse sensory impact in food.
I am searching for Lippia multiflora, also known as Mexican Oregano Essential
Oil. Do you carry this product? Maybe also called Verbenaceae oil.
I don't know much about Lippia at this time.