American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2017, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part A
Essential Oil Composition of Lawsonia inermis leaves from Tunisia
AUTHOR(S): Basma NAJAR and Luisa PISTELLI
ABSTRACT:The composition of essential oil (EO) from Lawsonia inermis leaves collected in Gabes (South of Tunisia) were the object of this study. The EO was dominated by apocarotenoids (33.6%) followed by oxygenated sesquiterpenes (12.4%). Geranyl acetone was the main constituent of the EO with a percentage of 13.4%. β-ionene, responsible of violet-odor, occurred in relatively small amount (2.9%). Hierarchical Cluster Analysis (HCA) and Principal Compound Analysis (PCA) showed that Tunisian EO sample have a similar composition with those obtained from plants collected in Nigeria and Ethiopia while the Neger sample revealed a composition in itself.
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Basma NAJAR and Luisa PISTELLI. Essential Oil Composition of Lawsonia inermis leaves from Tunisia. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 2017; 5(3): 07-11.