Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil from aerial parts of Micromeria fruticulosa (Bertol.) Grande (Lamiaceae) growing wild in Southern Italy

Maurizio Bruno, Gabriella Bellone, Sergio Rosselli, Enrico Mignola, Daniela Rigano, Felice Senatore, Carmen Formisano

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Abstract

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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)289-292
RivistaFlavour and Fragrance Journal
Volume22
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Chemistry(all)

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