Composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils from Centaurea sessilis and Centaurea armena

Yayli N., Yasar A., Gulec C., Usta A., Kolayli S., Coskuncelebi K. , ...Daha Fazla

PHYTOCHEMISTRY, cilt.66, ss.1741-1745, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


The essential oils of air-dried Centaurea sessilis and Centaureu armena obtained by hydrodistillation were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Forty and twenty components were identified in the essential oils and the main component of these taxons was beta-eudesmol in the ratios of 12.4%, and 19.3% from C. sessilis and C. armena, respectively. The antimicrobial activity of the isolated essential oil of the plants was also investigated. They showed moderate antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, but no antifungal activity was observed against two yeastlike fungi. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.