Bioactivities of essential oil and extract of Thymus argaeus, Turkish endemic wild thyme

Sağdıç O., ÖZKAN G., Aksoy A., Yetim H.

JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, vol.89, no.5, pp.791-795, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


BACKGROUND: Thymus argaeus Boiss. & Bal. (Lamiaceae), an endemic plant species of Turkey known as wild thyme, is traditionally used as a spice and a wild tea in the Inner Anatolia region of Turkey. In this study the composition of the essential oil and the antimicrobial and antioxidant effects of the methanolic extract and essential oil of T. argaeus were determined.