Ferula gummosa fruits: An aromatic antimicrobial agent

Y. Ghasemi, P. Faridi, I. Mehregan, A. Mohagheghzadeh

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Ferula gummosa Boiss. (Apiaceae) fruit volatile oil was analyzed by GC/MS. Seventy-three components (96.89%) were identified, and the major components were β-pinene (43.78%), α-pinene (27.27%), and myrcene (3.37%). The antimicrobial activity of the oil was tested on three strains of Gram positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermis, and Bacillus subtilis), three strains of Gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa), and two strains of fungi (Candida albicans and C. kefyr). The essential oil remarkably inhibited the growth of the tested microorganisms. The results indicate that the fruits have potential for use as an aromatic antimicrobial agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-314
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry of Natural Compounds
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Antimicrobial
  • Apiaceae
  • Essential oil
  • Ferula gummosa
  • GC/MS

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