American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2018, Vol. 6 Issue 4, Part A
Chemical constituents of the traditional skin care and fragrance nut, Cyperus esculentus (Tigernut)
AUTHOR(S): Tesfaw Gugsa and Estifanos Ele Yaya
ABSTRACT:In this study major components of the smoke obtained from burned Cyperus esculentus L. (Tigernut) were investigated. The rhizome part of the plant material was burnt and the smoke was captured in methanol and n-hexane using an inverted funnel that is connected to two suction flasks. p-Vinylguaiacol, p-Vanillin and Cyprotundone were isolated from the smoke trapped by methanol. Using GC-MS about 40 compounds were identified from the smoke trapped by methanol and hexane. Cyperene (35.94 %), p-Vinylguaiacol (11.57 %), α-Copaene (9.49 %), Limonene (8.98 %), Coumaran (7.84 %), Cymene (7.73 %) and b-Pinene (6.70 %) were the major components of the hexane and methanol condensates. Retention index was calculated for all the identified compounds.
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Tesfaw Gugsa, Estifanos Ele Yaya. Chemical constituents of the traditional skin care and fragrance nut, Cyperus esculentus (Tigernut). Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2018;6(4):04-12.