Chemical Composition of Essential Oil and Antibacterial Activity of Salvia Glutinosa L. Growing Wild in Iran

Department of Chemistry, Science & Research Campus, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Journal of Applied Chemical Researches Journal of Applied Chemical Researches 01/2009; 3(3).


T he chemical composition of the volatile oil obtained by hydro-distillation from the whole aerial parts of Salvia glutinosa L. was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Thirty-three constituents were identified. Trans-caryophyllene (20.9%), germacrene D (18.0%) and α-caryophyllene (9.4%) were found to be the main components. Furthermore, the oil was tested against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.

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