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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2003

Author(s): Novak, J; Franz, C

Title: Composition of the essential oils and extracts of two populations of Cannabis sativa L. ssp. spontanea from Austria.

Source: Journal of Essential Oil Research (15) 158-160.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Franz Chlodwig
Novak Johannes

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds


Abstract:
The essential oil and the solvent extract of two populations of Cannabis sativa L. ssp. spontanea growing wild in Austria were analyzed comparatively. in the essential oil, myrcene (31% and 27%, respectively), (E)-beta-ocimene (13% and 3%, respectively) and beta-caryophyllene (11% and 16%, respectively) were found, while in the solvent extract the non-hallucinogeneous cannabidiol (77% and 59%, respectively) dominated. The hallucinogeneous delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinol (THC) was also found in the solvent extract at a level of less than 1%.


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