Fatty Acid Composition and Biological Activities of Tanacetum zahlbruckneri (Nab.) Grierson Growing in Turkey

Eyol P. C. , Sarikahya N. , Karakoc O. C. , Gokce A., Demirci F., Kirmizigul S. , ...More

RECORDS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS, vol.11, no.4, pp.401-405, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Page Numbers: pp.401-405


n-Hexane extracts of the roots, stems and flowers of Tanacetum zahlbruckneri (Nab.) Grierson (Asteraceae) were analysed for their fatty acid contents by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS) method and their antimicrobial and insecticidal activities were evaluated as well. Total FAMEs percentages of the n-hexane extracts were detected as 69.94, 73.72 and 87.29 in the roots, in the stems and in the flowers, respectively. While palmitic acid was found as a major component for roots (26.12 %) and stems (21.28 %), flowers contain 33.78 % of linoleic acid as a major component. Roots and stems also contain considerable amount of a-linoleic acid as 15.30 % and 18.09 %, respectively. Additionally, a-linolenic acid percentage was found as 17.17 in the stems. Single dose screening insecticidal activity tests with Sitophilus granarius (L.) showed that n-hexane root extract has a considerably high bioactivity (83 % mortality at 100 g/L dose after 48 h). While antibacterial activity results ranged between 0.625-1.25 mg/mL for all three extracts, the antifungal activity was observed of the flowers as 0.156 mg/mL, against C. parapsilosis and C. albicans.