American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2017, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part A
Volatile composition of Vicia caroliniana growing in Huntsville, Alabama
AUTHOR(S): Elizabeth M Lopez, Jonathan D Craft and William N Setzer
ABSTRACT:The volatile oils from the aerial parts of three populations of Vicia caroliniana, a Cherokee traditional medicine, were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry. The oils were devoid of monoterpenoids and sesquiterpenoids, but rich in phytol (16-36%), phytone (2-22%), and fatty acid derivatives (44-74%). The major components of V. caroliniana volatiles may be responsible for the traditional uses of this plant to treat cramps and pains.
Pages: 08-10 | 2017 Views 115 Downloads
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Elizabeth M Lopez, Jonathan D Craft, William N Setzer. Volatile composition of Vicia caroliniana growing in Huntsville, Alabama. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2017;5(1):08-10.