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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2017, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part A

Comparative terpenoid composition of the leaf and root essential oil of Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray

AUTHOR(S): Balam S Bisht and Rakesh K Joshi
ABSTRACT:The terpenoid composition of Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray leaf and root collected from Nainital, Uttarakhand (India) was determined with the help of GC and GC-MS. A total of 34 compounds were identified, accounting 93.6 % and 92.2 % of the leaf and root oil, respectively, showed the qualitative and quantitative terpenoid diversity in their volatile constituents. The leaf oil of Tithionia diversifolia was characterized by the presence of α-pinene as a major constituent followed by the presence of β-pinene, germacrene D, δ-cadinene and β-cubebene. On the other hand, the root oil showed the presence of thymol, α-bisabolol, carvacrol and β-eudesmol as major constituents.
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How to cite this article:
Balam S Bisht and Rakesh K Joshi. Comparative terpenoid composition of the leaf and root essential oil of Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 2017; 5(3): 21-24.