Composition and Antibacterial Activity of Heracleum Transcaucasicum and Heracleum Anisactis Aerial Parts Essential Oil

Mohammadali Torbati, Hossein Nazemiyeh, Farzaneh Lotfipour, Solmaz Asnaashari, Mahboob Nemati & Fatemeh Fathiazad
Purpose: Two plant essential oils (EOs), including those from Heracleum transcaucasicum and Heracleum anisactiss (Umbeliferae) were studied to detect the chemical constituents and evaluated for their antibacterial activities against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Methods: The EOs of H. transcaucasicum and H.anisactis (Apiacae) were obtained by hydrodistillation from aerial parts of the plants. The chemical analyses of the EOs were performed by GC/Mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Myristicin was found to be the...