Essential oil composition of three labiatae endemic to turkey (micromeria fruticosa (l.) druce subsp. giresunica P.H. Davis, sideritis lycia boiss. et heldr. and S. Arguta Boiss. et heldr.)

Baser K. H. C., KIRIMER N., ÖZEK T., Tümen G., Karaer F.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.8, no.6, pp.699-701, 1996 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1996.9701048
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.699-701
  • Keywords: 1,8-cineole, Essential oil composition, Labiatae, Menthol, Micromeria fruticosa ssp. giresunica, Pulegone, Sideritis arguta, Sideritis lycia, α-pinene, β-pinene
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Water-distilled oils of Micromeria fruticosa ssp. giresunica, Sideritis lycia and S. arguta, three endemic species to Turkey, were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The main components of the oils were M. fruticosa ssp. giresunica: pulegone (39.57%), menthol (24.27%) and menthone (24.21%); S. lycia: β-pinene (32.22%) and α-pinene (21.63%) and S. arguta: 1,8-cineole (23.22%) respectively. © 1996, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.