The leptospermone constituent is a ketone that can be found in plants from the myrtaceae family like myrtle and manuka.
Links to Plants Containing Leptospermone
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- Leptospermone from the essential oil of Leptospermum scoparium strongly inhibited the growth of C. difficile and C. perfringens human intestinal bacteria. From: Jeong, E. Y., Jeon, J. H., Kim, H. W., Kim, M. G., & Lee, H. S. (2009). Antimicrobial activity of leptospermone and its derivatives against human intestinal bacteria. Food chemistry, 115(4), 1401-1404. Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2009.01.086
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