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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2022, Vol. 10 Issue 1, Part A

The essential oil composition of Artemisia dracunculus growing wild in southwestern Idaho

AUTHOR(S): Kathy Swor, Ambika Poudel, Prabodh Satyal and William N Setzer
ABSTRACT:Artemisia dracunculus L. (tarragon) is an important herbal medicine and culinary herb. In this work, the essential oil of A. dracunculus, growing wild in southwestern Idaho, was obtained by hydrodistillation (0.768% yield) and analyzed by gas chromatographic techniques. The major components in the essential oil were terpinolene (20.0%), 5-phenyl-1, 3-pentadiyne (19.2%), capillene (13.8%), (Z)-β-ocimene (11.1%), methyl eugenol (8.7%), and β-phellandrene (5.8%). Chiral GC-MS showed the (+)-enantiomers of α-pinene, α-phellandrene, limonene, and β-phellandrene to be dominant, while (–)-β-pinene and (–)-linalool were the predominant enantiomers. The essential oil composition of A. dracunculus from southwestern Idaho was similar to those of several wild-growing samples from southern California and southeastern Oregon.
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How to cite this article:
Kathy Swor, Ambika Poudel, Prabodh Satyal, William N Setzer. The essential oil composition of Artemisia dracunculus growing wild in southwestern Idaho. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2022;10(1):16-19.

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