Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Achillea multifida

Baser K., Demirci B., DEMİRCİ F., Kocak S., Akinci C., Malyer H., ...More

PLANTA MEDICA, vol.68, no.10, pp.941-943, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2002-34923
  • Journal Name: PLANTA MEDICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.941-943
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The composition of the water-distilled essential oil of Achillea multifida (DC.) Boiss. (Compositae) was analysed by GC and GC/ MS. Fifty-eight compounds were identified representing 93.9% of the total oil. a-Thujone (60.9%), beta-thujone (9.1%), sabinene (4.1%) and camphor (3.7%) were characterised as the main constituents. The essential oil was tested for its antimicrobial activity using a micro-dilution assay resulting in the inhibition (MIC: 62.5 - 250 mug/ml) of human pathogenic bacteria and yeast.