ACTA Pharmaceutica Sciencia 2010 , Vol 52 , Num 1
ESSENTIAL OIL COMPOSITION OF MAJORANA HORTENSIS (MOENCH) FROM SUBTROPICAL INDIA
R S VERMA, K V SASHİDHARA, ANJU YADAV, A A NAQVİ
Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Research Centre, Pantnagar, P.O. Dairy farm Nagla, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, India Hydro-distilled essential oil of Majorana hortensis, grown in the lower region of Kumaon Himalaya was analysed by GC and GC-MS. Thirty-two constituents accounting 96.32 % of the oil were identified. The oil was mainly composed of monoterpenes and to a small extent sesquiterpenes. The major constituents of this oil were (Z)-sabinene hydrate (30.81 %), terpinen-4-ol (22.02 %), (E)-sabinene hydrate (9.16 %), sabinene (6.73 %) and p-cymene (5.15 %). Keywords : MAJORANA HORTENSIS, LAMIACEAE, ESSENTIAL OIL, GC-MS, (Z)-SABINENE HYDRATE

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