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Antibactertial Activity of the Essential Oils from Semenovia tragioides (Boiss.) Manden.

Faraz Mojab, Boshra Azadi, Abdolhossein Rustaiyan




Plants of the family Apiaceae are widely used in Iranian’s folk medicine, but no medicinal use of Semenovia tragioides, which is a rare plant, has been reported. Methods and Results:

The essential oil from aerial parts of Semenovia tragioides (Boiss.) Manden. (Umbelliferae) consisting mainly p-cymene (18.5 %) Z- b- ocimene (7.7%), cinnamyl isovalerate (7.4%), and g–terpinene (5.5%) was screened for antibacterial activity against six bacterial strains.


The essential oil remarkably inhibited the growth of all tested bacteria (two Gram-positive and four Gram-negative). The maximum activity was against Staphylococcus aureus.

Keywords: Semenovia tragioides, essential oil composition, p-cymene, cinnamyl isovalerate, antibacterial activity.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/ipa.v1i2.21800


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