Essential oil compositions and antimicrobial activity of Salvia species

Altun M., Ünal M., Kocagoz T., Goren A. C.

JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL BEARING PLANTS, vol.10, no.3, pp.251-258, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The essential oil compositions of aerial parts of Salvia macroclamys, S. verticillata ssp. amasiaca, S. virgata, S. multicaulis, S. firigida, S. microstegia and S. kronenburgii were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Their main constituents were found to be alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, 1,8-cineole, thymol, and caryophyllene oxide. Essential oil of S. multicaulis, S. kronenburgii, S. verticillata and the pure compounds alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool oxide and caryophyllene oxide were tested against E. coli, S aureus, K. pneumonia, and the yeast C.albicans. Key words: Salvia, essential. oil, antimicrobial activity, GC-MS, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene,