Chemical composition, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of the essential oil of mentha spicata l. from Algeria

Laggoune S., Öztürk M., EROL E. , Duru M., Abaza I., Kabouche A., ...More

Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, vol.7, no.11, pp.4205-4213, 2016 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Materials and Environmental Science
  • Page Numbers: pp.4205-4213


Hydrodistilled essential oil of Mentha spicata L., cultivated at Ghardaïa (Algerian Septentrional Sahara), was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. 29 components representing 96.43% of the essential oil were detected with cis-carvone oxide (44.06%), 1,8-cineole (15.32%), cis-dihydrocarvone (8.85%) and limonene (5.80%) as the major components. Antioxidant activity was investigated using Β-carotene/linoleic acid, DPPH·, ABTS cation radical decolorization and Metal chelating assays. Antibacterial activity was performed according to disc diffusion and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) methods.