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Composition and antimicrobial activity of Achillea clavennae L. essential oil.
Phytother Res. 2003 Nov; 17(9):1037-40.PR

Abstract

The volatile constituents of Achillea clavennae L. (Asteraceae), rare plant of Europe, have been analysed using GC/MS. Twenty- five components making up 81.6% of the oil were characterized with camphor (29.5%), myrcene (5.5%), 1,8-cineole (5.3%), beta-caryophyllene (5.1%) and linalool (4.9%) being the major constituents. The essential oil was evaluated for antibacterial and antifungal activities. The screening of the antimicrobial activity of essential oil was conducted by a disc diffusion test against Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus faecalis), Gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis) and fungal organisms (Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans). The activity was more pronounced against Gram-negative and fungal organisms than against Gram-positive bacteria. A. clavennae oil was found to possess antimicrobial activity against Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and all fungal organisms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Split, Faculty of Natural Science, Mathematics and Education, Department of Biology, Teslina 12, 21000 Split, Croatia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14595583

Citation

Bezić, Nada, et al. "Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Achillea Clavennae L. Essential Oil." Phytotherapy Research : PTR, vol. 17, no. 9, 2003, pp. 1037-40.
Bezić N, Skocibusić M, Dunkić V, et al. Composition and antimicrobial activity of Achillea clavennae L. essential oil. Phytother Res. 2003;17(9):1037-40.
Bezić, N., Skocibusić, M., Dunkić, V., & Radonić, A. (2003). Composition and antimicrobial activity of Achillea clavennae L. essential oil. Phytotherapy Research : PTR, 17(9), 1037-40.
Bezić N, et al. Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Achillea Clavennae L. Essential Oil. Phytother Res. 2003;17(9):1037-40. PubMed PMID: 14595583.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Composition and antimicrobial activity of Achillea clavennae L. essential oil. AU - Bezić,Nada, AU - Skocibusić,Mirjana, AU - Dunkić,Valerija, AU - Radonić,Ani, PY - 2003/11/5/pubmed PY - 2004/2/11/medline PY - 2003/11/5/entrez SP - 1037 EP - 40 JF - Phytotherapy research : PTR JO - Phytother Res VL - 17 IS - 9 N2 - The volatile constituents of Achillea clavennae L. (Asteraceae), rare plant of Europe, have been analysed using GC/MS. Twenty- five components making up 81.6% of the oil were characterized with camphor (29.5%), myrcene (5.5%), 1,8-cineole (5.3%), beta-caryophyllene (5.1%) and linalool (4.9%) being the major constituents. The essential oil was evaluated for antibacterial and antifungal activities. The screening of the antimicrobial activity of essential oil was conducted by a disc diffusion test against Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus faecalis), Gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis) and fungal organisms (Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans). The activity was more pronounced against Gram-negative and fungal organisms than against Gram-positive bacteria. A. clavennae oil was found to possess antimicrobial activity against Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and all fungal organisms. SN - 0951-418X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14595583/Composition_and_antimicrobial_activity_of_Achillea_clavennae_L__essential_oil_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.1290 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -