Essential oil analysis and antimicrobial activity of Paeonia mascula from Turkey


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

NATURAL PRODUCT COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.3, ss.941-944, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 3 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: NATURAL PRODUCT COMMUNICATIONS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.941-944

Özet

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.