American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2020, Vol. 8 Issue 2, Part A
Composition of the essential oil of Cedrus brevifolia needles Evaluation of its antimicrobial and antioxidant activities
AUTHOR(S): Sotirios Boutos, Ekaterina-Michaela Tomou, Ana Rancic, Marina Socović, Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina, Konstantinos Nikolaou and Helen Skaltsa
ABSTRACT:The chemical composition of the previously unknown essential oil of Cedrus brevifolia A. Henry ex Elves & A. Henry (Pinaceae) has been studied. The essential oil of the needles was obtained by hydrodistillation and was analyzed by GC and GC-MS. Identification of the substances was made by comparison of mass spectra and retention indices with literature data. A total of 49 different compounds were identified. The main components were α-pinene (56.8%) and limonene (7.8%). The essential oil and its main constituents were evaluated against Gram-positive/-negative bacteria and fungi and revealed strong antimicrobial activity. In addition, their inhibitory potencies on lipid peroxidation, lipoxygenase activity and their interaction with 1,1-diphenyl-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) activity are discussed. The essential oil presented moderate antioxidant activity, while α-pinene interacted significantly with DPPH free radicals and limonene inhibited the lipid peroxidation, but both in high concentrations (1 mM).
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Sotirios Boutos, Ekaterina-Michaela Tomou, Ana Rancic, Marina Socović, Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina, Konstantinos Nikolaou, Helen Skaltsa. Composition of the essential oil of Cedrus brevifolia needles Evaluation of its antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2020;8(2):01-05.