The essential oil of aerial parts of Micromeria fruticulosa (Lamiaceae) growing wild in Southern Italy was obtained by hydrodistillation and analysed by GC and GC–MS. Sixty-one compounds, representing 91.3% of the oil, were identified. The major components were γ -terpinene (14.5%), β-caryophyllene (12.6%), p-cymene (8.9%), α-pinene (8.2%)and β-bisabolene (7.2%). The essential oil showed action mainly against Gram-positive bacteria.
|Rivista||Flavour and Fragrance Journal|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Science
Bruno, M., Bellone, G., Rosselli, S., Mignola, E., Rigano, D., Senatore, F., & Formisano, C. (2007). Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil from aerial parts of Micromeria fruticulosa (Bertol.) Grande (Lamiaceae) growing wild in Southern Italy. Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 22, 289-292.