The essential oil of aerial parts of Micromeria fruticulosa (Lamiaceae) growing wild in Southern Italy was obtained by hydrodistillation and analysed by GC and GC–MS. Sixty-one compounds, representing 91.3% of the oil, were identified. The major components were γ -terpinene (14.5%), β-caryophyllene (12.6%), p-cymene (8.9%), α-pinene (8.2%)and β-bisabolene (7.2%). The essential oil showed action mainly against Gram-positive bacteria.
FORMISANO C, RIGANO D, MIGNOLA E, SENATORE F, BELLONE G, BRUNO M, et al. (2007). Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil from aerial parts of Micromeria fruticulosa (Bertol.) Grande (Lamiaceae) growing wild in Southern Italy. FLAVOUR AND FRAGRANCE JOURNAL, 22, 289-292 [10.1002/ffj.1795].