In the present work, we isolated two bioactive diterpenoids, horminone and 7-O-acetylhorminone and developed a micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) method for the simultaneous quantitative analysis of them in Turkish Salvia Species. The optimal separation electrolyte was 50 mmol/L SDS and 25% methanol at pH 11.5. The limits of detection (S/N=3) were 3.269 and 4.518 mu g/mL for horminone and 7-O-acetylhorminone, respectively. The method has been applied successfully to analyze these two components in Salvia chionantha and Salvia kronenburgii acetone extracts. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.