Authors:Ágnes Móricz, Szabolcs Szarka, Péter Ott, Dóra Kertesy, Éva Héthelyi, Éva Szőke, and Ernő Tyihák
The isolation and characterization of antibacterial chamomile components were performed by the use of direct bioautography and solid phase microextraction (SPME)-gas chromatography (GC)-mass spectrometry (MS). Four ingredients, active against Vibrio fischeri, were identified as the polyacetylene geometric isomers cisand trans-spiroethers, the coumarin related herniarin, and the sesquiterpene alcohol (−)-alpha-bisabolol.
herniarin, were also previously reported in the extracts of chamomile [ 58 , 59 ]. 5- O -Caffeoyl quinic acid is one of the main phenolic compounds in both chamomile [ 2 , 4 , 24 , 29 , 60 ] and the scentless mayweed. It is a known antioxidant agent