Volatile oil composition and biological activity of Achillea biebersteinii afan. and Achillea teretifolia willd.


Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, vol.26, no.8, pp.5213-5218, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: Fresenius Environmental Bulletin
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5213-5218
  • Keywords: Achillea, Biological Activity, Essential oil, GC/MS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© by PSP.The genus Achillea L. (Asteraceae) is widely distributed in Turkey and used as folk remedies for their several biological effects. In this study hydro-distilled essential oils of Achillea biebersteinii and Achillea teretifolia were analysed by gas chromatog-raphy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) techniques, simultaneously. Piperitone (44.7%), 1, 8-cineole (15.9%) and camphor (4.9%) were the main constituents of A. bibersteinii oil, while 1, 8-cineole (18.8%), camphor (17.6%), p-cy-mene (13.7%) and chrysanthenone (10.2%) were the main constituents of A. teretifolia essential oil. The oils of A. biebersteinii and A. teretifolia were subjected to a screening for their antimicrobial activities by using broth microdilution technique. A. bib-ersteinii volatile oil showed an inhibitory effect at the concentrations ranging from 31.25 to >2000 μg/mL while A. teretifolia oil was effective at 250 to >2000 μg/mL. A. bibersteinii volatile oil remarkably inhibited the growing of Candida utilis and C. krusei pathogenic yeast at the doses of 31.25 and 125 μg/mL respectively.