Abderazak Abadi, Aicha Hassani, Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oil of Marrubium vulgare from Eastern Algeria, Volume 15, International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 15)
https://www.scipress.com/ILCPA.15.61
Abstract:
    The essential oil from flowering Marrubium (<i>Marrubium vulgare</i> L.) an aromatic member of the Lamiaceae family, from Algeria, obtained by hydrodistillation, was analysed by GC/FID and GC/MS. The constituents were identified by their mass spectra and Kovats’ indices. Fivety (50) components in the oil of<i> M. vulgare</i> were identified. The results demonstrated that the major components of the essential oil were: 4,8,12,16-Tetramethyl heptadecan-4-olid (16.97%), Germacrene D-4-ol (9.61%), α- pinéne (9.37%), Phytol (4.87%), Dehydro-sabina ketone (4.12%), Piperitone (3.27%), δ-Cadinene (3.13%), 1-Octen-3-ol (2.35%) and Benzaldehyde (2.31%). Essential oil of<i> M vulgare</i> was evaluated for its antibacterial activities against Gram-positive and Gram negative pathogenic bacteria: <i>Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus luteus, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae.</i>
Keywords:
    Antibacterial Activity, Essential Oil Composition, GC/MS, <i>Marrubium vulgare</i>