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The Bioactive Essential Oil of Heracleum sphondylium L. subsp. ternatum (Velen.) Brummitt

Gökalp İşcan , Fatih Demirci , Mine Kürkçüoǧlu , Merih Kıvanç and K. Hüsnü Can Başer EMAIL logo

The essential oil of Heracleum sphondylium L. subsp. ternatum (Velen.) Brummit (Umbelliferae) was isolated from crushed seeds by means of hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Major components were identified as 1-octanol (50.3%), octyl butyrate (24.6%), and octyl acetate (7.3%). Furthermore, antimicrobial activity of the oil was evaluated using microdilution broth and agar diffusion methods. The bioactive constituent of the essential oil was determined as 1-octanol by using a bioautography assay.

Received: 2002-8-22
Revised: 2002-10-15
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 2003-4-1

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