Composition of the essential oils from the aerial parts of five wild growing Valeriana species
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The essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation from aerial parts of five Valeriana species, growing wild in Serbia and Montenegro, Valeriana officinalis L., V pancicii Halacsy et Bald., V. bertiscea Pancic, V. montana L. and V. braunii-blanquetii Lakusic were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The major compounds were found to be alpha-kessyl acetate (15.4%) and boniyl acetate (14.2%) in V. officinalis oil, patchouli alcohol (36.8%) in V. pancicii oil, isovaleric acid (13.2-39.0%) and 3-methylvaleric acid (10.0-30.8%) in the oils of V. bertiscea, V. montana and V. braunii-blanquetii.
Keywords:Valeriana officinalis / Valeriana pancicii / Valeriana bertiscea / Valerlana montana / Valeriana bratinii-blanquetii / Valerianaceae / essential oil composition / alpha-kessyl acetate / alpha-kessyl alcohol / bornyl acetate / patchouli alcohol / linalool / isovaleric acid / 3-methylvaleric acid
Source:Journal of Essential Oil Research, 2007, 19, 5, 433-438
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