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Analysis of the essential oil of Ferula communis L. from Constantine, Algeria

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Author(s): S. CHIBANI | H. BERHAIL-BOUDOUDA | A. KABOUCHE | T. ABURJAI | Z. KABOUCHE

Journal: International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
ISSN 2249-4340

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Ferula communis L. | Apiaceae | essential oil | myrcene | α -pinene | β -Phellandrene

ABSTRACT
The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation of fresh aerial parts of Ferula communis L. (Apiaceae), growing in Constantine (North Eastern Algerian), was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Eighteen compounds were characterized representing 93.3% of the essential oil mainly represented by myrcene (52.5 %), α-pinene (20.9%) and, β -Phellandrene (7.7%). β -Phellandrene seems to be exclusive to the present essential oil as a main component.
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