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

Gökalp İşcan 1 , Fatih Demirci 1 , Mine Kürkçüoǧlu 1 , Merih Kıvanç 2  and K. Hüsnü Can Başer 1
  • 1 Medicinal and Aromatic Plant and Drug Research Centre (TBAM), Anadolu University, 26470-Eskişehir, Turkey
  • 2 Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, Anadolu University, 26470-Eskişehir, Turkey

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.

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A Journal of Biosciences: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C (ZNC) is an international scientific journal for the emerging field of natural and natural-like products. ZNC publishes original research on the isolation, bio-chemical synthesis and bioactivities of natural products, their biochemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology, and biological activity and innovative developed computational methods for predicting their structure and/or function.