Essential oil composition of lemon verbena (Lippiacitriodora) leaves cultivated in Mazandaran, Iran

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHojatTaheri Aziz Abadi, Nad Ali Bagheri, Nad Ali Babaeian Jelodar, Salman Sharifi Mehr

Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Iran P.O. Box 578, Iran

Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology Agriculture Tabarestan in Mazandaran, Iran

Key words:Lippiacitriodora, essential oil, hydro-distillation, GC–MS.


In this study the chemical composition of the essential oil extracted from leaves of Lippiacitriodora (Verbenaceae) grown under greenhouse conditions in mazandaran, Iran. The essential oil was obtained by hydro-distillation method using Clevenger apparatus. The oil was analyzed by GC and GC-MS. Thirty-four compounds were identified. The main constituents of the oils in this method were sabinene (1.34%), 6 methyl-5heptene-2one (3.46%), D-limonene (5.81%), 1,8-Cineole (2.51%), trans-beta ocimene (1.17%), Alpha terpineol (1.75%), neral (12.6%), geranial(15.07%), geranial acetate (1.15%), caryophyllene (4.02), D-germacrene (3.52), alpha-curcumene (4.17%), bicyclogermacrene (3.42%), nerolidol (1.59%), spathulenol (4.40%) caryophyllene oxide (2.04%), alpha-cadinol (1.06%).In our study citral was also identified at high percentages.

Get the original articles in Source: Volume 4, Number 1, January 2014 – JBES

Published By:  Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES)

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