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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2016, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part A

Chemical composition of the leaf essential oil of Lindera benzoin growing in North Alabama

AUTHOR(S): William N Setzer
ABSTRACT:The leaf essential oil of Lindera benzoin (L.) Blume (Lauraceae), growing in Huntsville, Alabama, was isolated by hydrodistillation. This plant, known commonly as spicebush, was used in native American traditional medicine, and is a host plant of the spicebush swallowtail butterfly, Papilio troilus. The chemical composition of the leaf oil of L. benzoin was determined by GC–MS. The most abundant essential oil components were 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one (42.9%), β-caryophyllene (7.7%), bicyclogermacrene (5.1%), δ-cadinene (4.9%), and (E)-nerolidol (4.8%).
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How to cite this article:
William N Setzer. Chemical composition of the leaf essential oil of Lindera benzoin growing in North Alabama. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 2016; 4(3): 01-03.