Antimycobacterial and Antifungal Activities of Selected Four Salvia Species

Tan N., ŞATANA D., ŞEN B., Tan E., Altan H. B., DEMİRCİ B., ...More

RECORDS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS, vol.10, no.5, pp.593-603, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.593-603
  • Keywords: Salvia species, Salvia cilicica, essential oils, antimycobacterial activity, antifungal activity, ESSENTIAL OILS, AROMATIC PLANTS, OFFICINALIS, DITERPENOIDS, LAMIACEAE, EXTRACTS, SUSCEPTIBILITY, ANTIBACTERIAL, SCLAREA, TURKEY
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The content of essential oils of endemic Salvia cilicica was analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS techniques. Spathulenol (23.8 %), caryophyllene oxide (14.9 %) and hexadecanoic acid (10.3 %) were identified as the major components in the oil of Salvia cilicica. Additionally, in this study ethanol extracts of the aerial parts and essential oils of four Salvia species (S. cilicica, S. officinalis, S. fruticosa, S. tomentosa), as well as the roots of S. cilicica were investigated their antimycobacterial and antifungal activities including infectious diseases. The antimycobacterial activity was analyzed against three Mycobacterium tuberculosis (sensitive-, resistant-standard strains and multidrug resistance clinical isolate) strains and the antifungal activity was compared with two dermotophytes (Microsporum gypseum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. erinacei) and three Candida species by the broth microdilution method. The essentials oils of the four tested Salvia species showed high antimycobacterial and antifungal activity (MIC between 0.2-12.5 mcg/mL) in comparison to the aerial parts and root extracts. The antifungal and antimycobacterial potential of the ethanol extracts and essential oils were introduced to determine whether, Salvia species can be used in phytotherapy against the yeasts, dermatophytes and M. tuberculosis. To the best of our knowledge this is the first study of S. cilicica about their antimycobacterial and antifungal activities and chemical composition of its essential oils.