Cytotoxic activity and essential oil composition of leaves and berries of Juniperus excelsa


Topcu G. , GOREN A. C. , BILSEL G., BILSEL M., CAKMAK O., SCHILLING J., et al.

PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY, cilt.43, ss.125-128, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13880200590919429
  • Dergi Adı: PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.125-128

Özet

The composition of the water-distilled essential oils of the berries and leaves of Juniperus excelsa M. Bieb. were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS). The main components in the berries of J. excelsa, accounting for 56.1% of the oil, were determined as alpha-pinene (34.0%), cedrol (12.3%), L-verbenol (5.4%), and D-verbenol (4.4%) while in the leaves of J. excelsa, accounting for 63.2% of the oil, were found to be alpha-pinen (29.7%), cedrol (25.3%), alpha-muurolene (4.4%), and 3-carene (3.8%). Cytotoxic and antimicrobial potential of the berries and leaves of J. excelsa were investigated.