American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2015, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part A
Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Artemisia fragrans Willd. in north-west of Iran
AUTHOR(S): Azam Taraz, Farshid Salimi
ABSTRACT:The essential oil of Artemisia fragrans Willd. (Asteraceae) growing wild in north-west of Iran was examined by GC and GC-MS methods. The yield of total volatiles was 0.9 % (v/w). In all, 36 compounds representing 91.4 % of the oil were identified. The main components of the oil were 1, 8-cineole (19.7%), n-octane (12.5%), p-cymene (5.5%) and chrysanthenone (4.9%). Antibacterial activity was tested against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria using the agar diffusion method. Activity was observed against two Gram-positive and one Gram-negative bacteria.
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Azam Taraz, Farshid Salimi. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Artemisia fragrans Willd. in north-west of Iran. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2015;3(1):07-09.