Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Achillea multifida.

@article{Baer2002CompositionAA,
  title={Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Achillea multifida.},
  author={K H{\"u}sn{\"u} Can Başer and Bet{\"u}l Demirci and F. Cihan Demirci and Serkan Koçak and Cağri Akinci and Hulusi Malyer and G{\"u}rcan G{\"u}lery{\"u}z},
  journal={Planta medica},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={941-3}
}
The composition of the water-distilled essential oil of Achillea multifida (DC.) Boiss. (Compositae) was analysed by GC and GC/MS. Fifty-eight compounds were identified representing 93.9 % of the total oil. alpha-Thujone (60.9 %), beta-thujone (9.1 %), sabinene (4.1 %) and camphor (3.7 %) were characterised as the main constituents. The essential oil was tested for its antimicrobial activity using a micro-dilution assay resulting in the inhibition (MIC: 62.5-250 microg/ml) of human pathogenic… CONTINUE READING