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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2017, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part A

Leaf essential oil composition of Tsuga canadensis growing wild in North Alabama and Northwest Georgia

AUTHOR(S): Jonathan D Craft and William N Setzer
ABSTRACT:Tsuga canadensis was an important traditional medicine for Native Americans for the treatment of rheumatism. Leaves of T. canadensis were collected from two disjunctive populations: one from north Alabama and the other from northwest Georgia. The leaf essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. The major components in the leaf oils were isobornyl acetate, α-pinene, camphene, limonene, piperitone, and manool. The presence of these constituents, which had previously shown analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities, support the traditional uses of this plant to treat rheumatism.
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How to cite this article:
Jonathan D Craft, William N Setzer. Leaf essential oil composition of Tsuga canadensis growing wild in North Alabama and Northwest Georgia. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2017;5(4):26-29.
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