Essential oils are a mixture of
volatile lipophilic constituents, most commonly sourced
from leaf, bark tissue of higher plants. The study
investigated the total phenolic contents of essential oil
obtained from Cymbopogon citratus (lemongrass) and
Persea Americana mill (avocado pear seed) and its
Methods: The essential oils of both plants were obtained
using the Soxhlet extraction method. Total phenol
compositions were assayed using standard colourimetric
methods. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) analysis was used to ascertain the presence of
phytochemicals in the extract.
Keywords : Essential Oils, Cymbopogon citratus, Persea Americana mill, Gas-Chromatography MassSpectrophotometry (GC-MS).