Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Tanacetum cadmeum (Boiss.) heywood subsp orientale grierson


Ozek G., Ozek T., Iscan G., Baser K. H. C. , Hamzaoglu E. , Duran A.

JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH, vol.19, no.4, pp.392-395, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.2007.9699313
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.392-395

Abstract

Water distilled essential oil of aerial parts of Tanacetum cadineum (Boiss.) Heywood subsp. orientale Grierson (Asteraceae) was analyzed by GC and GC/MS methods. Ninety three compounds have been characterized representing 97.8% of the oil. 1,8-Cineole (1.8.9%), p-cymene (15.7%), terpinen-4-ol (14.8%), borneol (9.8%) and gamma-terpinene (3.5%) were found to be the major constituents of the oil. Antimicrobial activity of the oil was tested via micro-dilution broth method. Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Salmonella typhimurium, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus epidemidis, Candida albicans were used as the test microorganisms.