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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2006

Author(s): Chizzola, R

Title: Volatile compounds from some wild growing aromatic herbs from southern France.

Source: Plant Biosystems (140), 2 206-210.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Chizzola Remigius

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds

The composition of the volatile fraction in selected aromatic plants of the Lamiaceae from garrigue sites in southern France is described. Calamintha nepeta appeared heterogeneous. The oil was dominated by piperitone oxide, and piperitenone oxide or by pulegone and menthone. In Nepeta nepetella, nepetalactone, almost exclusively the (4a-alpha, 7 alpha, 7 alpha-beta)-isomer, made up more than 85% of the essential oil. Dichloromethane extracts from Teucrium polium contained germacrene D or sabinene as main components, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene and beta-caryophyllene in varying proportions as further important constituents, and various minor components depending on the origin.

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