Chemical composition of the essential oil of Carduncellus helenioides (Desf.) hanelt from Algeria

Meratate F., Lalaoui A., Rebbas K., Belhadad O., Hammadou N., Meratate H., ...More

Oriental Journal of Chemistry, vol.32, no.3, pp.1305-1312, 2016 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.13005/ojc/320304
  • Journal Name: Oriental Journal of Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1305-1312
  • Keywords: Antibacterial activity, Carduncellus helenioides, Caryophyllene oxide, Essential oil, Isoaromadendrene epoxide
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


The essential oil extracted from Carduncellus helenioides was analyzed using GC/EIMS. It was characterized by diepicedrene-1-oxide (10.6%), isoaromadendrene epoxide (7.1 %), caryophyllene oxide (6.20 %), eudesmol (6.17 %) and aromadendrene oxide (1.3 %) as major constituents. The antibacterial activity of the essential oil of this plant were carrying out by disc diffusion method against four bacterial strains and the oil was only active against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923.