Essential oils of catmint (Nepeta meyeri Benth.) induce oxidative stress in early seedlings of various weed species

  title={Essential oils of catmint (Nepeta meyeri Benth.) induce oxidative stress in early seedlings of various weed species},
  author={Salih Mutlu and {\"O}kkeş Atici and Nevzat Esim and Ebru Mete},
  journal={Acta Physiologiae Plantarum},
The essential oils from the aerial parts of catmint (Nepeta meyeri Benth.) were analyzed by hydrodistillation with GC–MS. Fourteen compounds were identified in the yellowish essential oil of the plant, representing more than 99.07% of the oil, of which the major components were found to be 4aα,7α,7aβ-nepetalactone (83.4%) and 4aα,7α,7aα-nepetalactone (8.83%). The oils were characterized by relatively high content of oxygenated monoterpenes, and were tested on the germination and antioxidative… 

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