Antibacterial activity and composition of essential oils from Origanum, Thymbra and Satureja species with commercial importance in Turkey

Baydar H., Sagdic O., Ozkan G., Karadogan T.

FOOD CONTROL, vol.15, no.3, pp.169-172, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0956-7135(03)00028-8
  • Journal Name: FOOD CONTROL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-172
  • Keywords: Lamiaceae, antibacterial activity, essential oils, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, SPICE EXTRACTS, GROWTH, PLANTS
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


The antibacterial activity of essential oils and their derivatives has been recognized for a long time. In the present study, the chemical composition and the antibacterial properties of the essential oils obtained from the aerial parts of the four Lamiaceae species, wild oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) (endemic in Turkey), oregano (Origanum onites), black thyme (Thymbra spicata) and wild savory (Satureja cuneifolia), with commercial importance in Turkey, were evaluated.