TITLE

Comparative Study of Essential Oil of Three Achillea Species from Serbia

AUTHOR(S)
Kovacevic, Nada N.; Ristic, Mihailo S.; Tasic, Slavoljub R.; Menkovic, Nebojša R.; Grubišic, Dragoljub V.; Dokovic, Dejan D.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Essential Oil Research;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The composition of the essential oils from herbs of Achillea alexandri-regis, A. holosericea and A. lingulata was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The predominant compounds in the oil of A. alexandri-regis were: α-pinene (14.4-15.7%), isopinocamphone (5.4-23.5%), α-phellandrene epoxide (5.0-19.0%), borneol (3.6-7.7%) and spatula (1.4-9.7%). The major components in the herb oil of A. holosericea were: borneol (17.3-18.1%), camphor (9.7-15.1%), terpinen-4-ol (6.3-11.1%) and camphene (5.7-7.2%). The presence of borneol (23.0-40.7%), β-thujone (5.5-7.6%), bornyl acetate (3.5-7.8%) and sabinene (1.7-6.7%) was characteristic of A. lingulata herb oils. The presence of borneol in high concentration was a connecting property for the oil of all three investigated Achillea species, especially for A. lingulata and A. holosericea. On the other side, the low concentration (0.2%) of camphor was characteristic of the investigated samples of A. alexandri-regis and A. lingulata.
ACCESSION #
15798945

 

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