Comparison of the antimicrobial activity and essential oil content of wild and micropropagated Origanum sipyleum L.: A medicinal herb native to Turkey

Oluk E.

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, vol.7, no.6, pp.230-233, 2013 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5897/jmpr11.474
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.230-233


Water-distilled essential oils of wild and micropropagated Origanum sipyleum L. (Lamiaceae), a herb native to Turkey, were analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Eighteen components were characterized. In wild plants, the major constituent of aerial parts was α-cadinol (23.41%), and of flowers, germacrene-D (20.13%). Thymol (48.55%).