American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2021, Vol. 9 Issue 2, Part A
Variation in volatile constituents of Acorus calamus L.; A potential medicinal plant of Uttarakhand
AUTHOR(S): Ameeta Tiwari, Sushma Kholiya and Rakesh K Joshi
ABSTRACT:The investigation of essential oil yield (v/w) of Acorus calamus L. from eight natural sites in northern India, were studied and compared using gas chromatography- flame ionization detector and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The essential oil yield (v/w) varied from 1.0% to 1.3%. The major constituents identified in rhizome oil were β-asarone (75.2% -92.1%), α-asarone (0.5%-5.8%), α-selinene (<0.1%-3.9%), β-caryophyllene (<0.1%-2.5%), γ-asarone (<0.1%-2.3%), (E)-methyl isoeugenol (<0.1%-2.1%) and (Z)-methyl isoeugenol (<0.1%-1.2%). The oils differed in their qualitative and quantitative make up. Asarone was the major volatile constituents of rhizome oils, beside differences in content of other volatile constituents.
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Ameeta Tiwari, Sushma Kholiya, Rakesh K Joshi. Variation in volatile constituents of Acorus calamus L.; A potential medicinal plant of Uttarakhand. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2021;9(2):24-27.