Aromatic plant oils of the Peruvian Amazon. Part 1: Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Br. and Cornutia odorata (Poeppig) Poeppig ex Schauer, Verbenaceae

Piet A. Leclercq, H. Silva Delgado, J. Garcia, J. E. Hidalgo, T. Cerruttti, M. Mestanza, F. Rios, E. Nina, L. Nonato, R. Alvarado, R. Menéndez

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Abstract

The essential oils of fresh Lippia alba and Cornutia odorata leaves from Peruvian Amazon were isolated by hydrodistillation and analyzed by a combination of GC and GC/MS. Twenty-nine and twenty-two components have been identified, accounting for 96.3% and 99-9% of the respective oils. The major constituents of the L. alba oil were found to be carvone (63.4%), germacrene D (5.6%) and limonene (5.1%). The C. odorata oil consisted mainly of (E)-nerolidol (38.6%), sabinene (19-4%) and terpinen-4-ol (10.4%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-756
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Essential Oil Research
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • (E)-nerolidol
  • Carvone
  • Cornutia odorata, verbenaceae
  • Essential oil composition
  • Lippia alba
  • Sabinene
  • Teroinen-4-ol

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