Antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Centaurea aladagensis

KÖSE Y. B., Iscan G., Demirci B., Baser K. H. C., Celik S.

FITOTERAPIA, vol.78, no.3, pp.253-254, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fitote.2006.12.002
  • Journal Name: FITOTERAPIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.253-254
  • Keywords: Centaurea aladagensis, human pathogenic microorganism, antimicrobial activity
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Composition of the water-distilled oil of the aerial parts of Centaurea aladagensis, endemic in Turkey, was analysed by GC-MS. Hexadecanoic acid (39.3%), caryophyllene oxide (6.6%) and hexahydrofamesyl acetone (4.3%) were found as main constituents in the oil. The oil was tested against 7 human pathogenic microorganisms. (C) 2007 Published by Elsevier B.V.