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Essential Oil Constituents of the Iranian Yarrow Growing Wild in North-East of Tehran

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Author(s): Suleiman Afsharypuor | Sadigheh Asgaryf | G.B. Lockwood

Journal: DARU : Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
ISSN 1560-8115

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1-2;
Start page: 33;
Date: 1995;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Essential oil constituents of the dried aerial parts of yarrow (Achiiiea millefolium L. ssp. millefolium) growing wild in Emamzadeh Aii (Haraz road, north-east of Tehran-lran)were studied by TLC , GC,and GC/MS methods. Twelve volatile constituents were identified. The oil consisted mainly of monoterpenes (72.04%).1,8-Cineole (14.25%) was the dominant component of the oil, while, 4-terpineol (11.71 %), pulegone (8.57 %), borneol (8.21 %),"n-terpineol (8.21 %), and camphor (5.35 %) were the other main constituents of the oil.
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