GC-MS Analysis and Anti-Microbial Activity of Acidic Fractions Obtained from Paeonia peregrina and Paeonia tenuifolia Roots

Antoaneta Ivanova, Ivajla Delcheva, Iva Tsvetkova, Atanas Kujumgiev, Ivanka Kostova
2002 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
Fourteen aromatic and 24 aliphatic acids were determined by GC-MS analysis of acidic fractions obtained from Paeonia peregrina and Paeonia tenuifolia roots. Benzoic acid and its monohydroxy-, dihydroxy- and trihydroxyderivatives are the main acid components of both Paeonia species. Some fractions could serve as a source of benzoic, 4-hydroxybenzoic, vanillic and gallic acids, as well as of ethyl gallate. The fractions inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans.
doi:10.1515/znc-2002-7-813 fatcat:xwn6cujjejerpbkty3vffwbqbq