Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Achillea falcata L. (Asteraceae).

Maurizio Bruno, Werner Herz, Francesco Napolitano, Felice Senatore, Nelly Apostolides Arnold

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Abstract

The composition of the essential oil from aerial parts of Achillea falcata L. (Asteraceae) growing wild inLebanon was analysed by GC and GC–MS; 58 compounds, representing 94.4% of the oil, were identified. Isomers of thecyclobutane ethanol, 1-methyl-2-(1-methylethenyl), grandisol (21.4%) and fragranol (16.8%) were the main componentsof the oil. Also abundant were artemisia ketone (5.2%), terpinen-4-ol (4.5%) and 1,8-cineole (4.0%). The essential oil showsinhibitory activity mainly against Gram-positive bacteria.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)291-294
Numero di pagine4
RivistaFlavour and Fragrance Journal
Volume20
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2005

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