JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH, vol.19, no.3, pp.285-287, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
The water distilled essentials oil from the aerial parts of Calamintha betulifolia Boiss. et Bal. collected from three different localities in Turkey were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Fifty six to seventy nine components representing 80.6-93.0 % of the oils were characterized. Pulegone (26-54 %) was found as the main constituent. The antimicrobial effects of C. betulifolia essential oil are reported here for the first time.