Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Achillea coarctata Essential Oils from Greece
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The essential oils of the inflorescences and leaves of Achillea coarctata Poir. (Compositae) growing spontaneous in Greece were obtained through hydrodistillation and analysed by GC-FID and GC-MS. Both oils were characterized by the abundance of oxygenated monoterpenes with 1,8-cineole (26.9% and 29.1%, respectively), camphor (22.1%, 9.2%) and borneol (5.0%, 6.8%) being the major constituents. Their in vitro antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria strains and the yeast Candida albicans was determined.
Keywords:Achillea coarctata Poir. / essential oil composition / 1,8-cineole / camphor / borneol / antimicrobial activity
Source:Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 2009, 12, 5, 541-545
- Har Krishan Bhalla & Sons, Dehra Dun