Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oil of physocaulis nodosus (L.) W.D.J.Koch
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Aerial parts of Physocaulis nodosus (L.) W.D.J.Koch. (Apiaceae) collected on Hajla mountain possessed an essential oil in 0.62% yield (expressed in g per 100 g of dried plant material). The oil was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Among 21 compounds 16 were identified, representing 93.0% of total oil composition. Dominant compounds were sabinene (36.4%), limonene (27.7%) and β-pinene (9.8%). The oil possessed a limited antibacterial activity against Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis.
Keywords:Antimicrobial activity / Apiaceae / Essential oil composition / Limonene / Myrrhoides nodosa / Physocaulis nodosus / Sabinene
Source:Journal of Essential Oil Research, 2009, 21, 1, 89-90
- Serbian Ministry of Science(TR-6937A)