Essential oil compositions and anticholinesterase activities of two edible plants Tragopogon latifolius var. angustifolius and Lycopsis orientalis


Ertas A., Gören A. C. , Boga M., Yesil Y. , Kolak U.

NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH, vol.28, no.17, pp.1405-1408, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14786419.2014.905558
  • Journal Name: NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1405-1408
  • Keywords: Tragopogon, Lycopsis, essential oil, anticholinesterase, PORRIFOLIUS L., ANTIOXIDANT

Abstract

This is the first report in the literature on essential oil compositions of Tragopogon latifolius var. angustifolius and Lycopsis orientalis which were analysed by using GC-FID and GC-MS techniques. The main constituents of T. latifolius var. angustifolius were identified as alpha-selinene (10.5%), 2,5-di-tert octyl-p-benzoquinone (9.5%) and valencene (7.0%); however, the main components of L. orientalis were identified as heptacosane (10.5%), tau-muurolene (9.6%) and tetratetracontane (9.4%). The essential oils of T. latifolius var. angustifolius and L. orientalis species exhibited moderate inhibitory activity against acetyl- and butyryl-cholinesterase enzymes at 200 mu g/mL.