Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Phlomis ferruginea Ten. (Lamiaceae) growing wild in Southern Italy

Maurizio Bruno, Gabriella Bellone, Felice Senatore, Carmen Formisano

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Abstract

The essential oil of aerial parts of Phlomis ferruginea (Lamiaceae), growing wild in Southern Italy, was obtained by hydrodistillation and analysed by GC and GC-MS. 60 compounds, representing 92.3% of the oil, were identified. The major components were beta-caryophyllene (15.6%), hexadecanoic acid (12.8%), germacrene D (8.9%), caryophyllene oxide (6.7%) and alpha-thujone (5.5%). The evaluation of antimicrobial activity against some bacterial species has been tested.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)848-851
Number of pages4
JournalFlavour and Fragrance Journal
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • General Chemistry

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