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Volatile constituents of Phlomis Olivieri Benth

Author(s): Ghassemi N | Sajjadi SE | Lame MA

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

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1-2;
Start page: 48;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: Phlomis olivieri | Hexahydrofarnesyl acetone

The chemical composition of the essential oil of Phlomis olivieri Benth growing wild in Iran was examined by GC/MS. The oil contains over thirty-nine components. The major components are hexahydrofarnesyl acetone (13.3%), spathulenol (11.4%), germacrene-D (9.7%), β-caryophylene (6.9%) and caryophyllene oxide (5.3%). As a result of this investigation the oil of Ph.olivieri is characterized by a high content of sesquiterpenes and only trace amounts of monoterpenes.
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