Composition of the essential oil of Micromeria congesta

Kirimer N., ÖZEK T., Baser K.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.3, no.6, pp.387-393, 1991 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1991.9697971
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-393
  • Keywords: Essential oil composition, Labiatae, Micromeria congesta, Piperitenone oxide
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The steam and water distilled oils of Micromeria congesta Boiss. et Hausskn. ex Boiss. were investigated by GC and GC/MS. Forty compounds were identified making up 91.5% of the steam distilled oil and 93% of the water distilled oil. Major components of the oils were identified as piperitenone oxide (40–45%), pulegone (9.7–11.8%) and verbenone (8.3–9.4%). © 1991 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.