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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

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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