Essential oil analysis and antimicrobial activity of Paeonia mascula from Turkey


YAYLI N. , YAŞAR A. , Yayli N. , ALBAY M., ÇOŞKUNÇELEBİ K.

NATURAL PRODUCT COMMUNICATIONS, vol.3, no.6, pp.941-944, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : NATURAL PRODUCT COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.941-944

Abstract

The present work describes the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Paeonia mascula (L) Miller collected in Torul, Gumushane-Turkey. The essential oil was obtained from all parts of the plant by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. Twenty-five components representing 91.8% of the total oil were characterized and the main components of this species were found to be E-phytol (33.0%), hexahydrofarnesyl acetone (13.7%), Z-phytol (9.1%), geraniol (4.7%), and p-cymene (3.8%). The antimicrobial activity of the isolated essential oil of the plant was also investigated; it showed moderate activity against Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Bacillus cereus.