Author(s): Tabanca N, Kirimer N, Demirci B, Demirci F, Baer KH
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Abstract Water-distilled essential oils from herbal parts of Micromeria cristata (Hampe) Griseb. subsp. phrygia P. H. Davis (Endemic) (Lamiaceae) collected from three different localities were analyzed by GC-MS. The major component characterized in the three oils was borneol (27-39\%). Other main components were determined as camphor (9-15\%), caryophyllene oxide (4-6\%), and trans-verbenol (4-6\%) in the oils. Enantiomeric distributions of borneol and camphor in the oils were determined on a fused silica Lipodex-E capillary column using a multidimensional GC-MS system. The three essential oils and both enantiomers of borneol have been evaluated for their antimicrobial activity. They showed inhibitory effects on Gr (-) and Gr (+) pathogenic microorganisms.
This article was published in J Agric Food Chem
and referenced in Medicinal Chemistry