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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2024, Vol. 12 Issue 1, Part A

The sesquiterpene-rich essential oils of Erythrina variegata growing wild in Vietnam

AUTHOR(S): Thi Thu Hien Tran, Prabodh Satyal, Van Hoa Vo, Van Trung Hoang, Thi Thu Nguyen, Thi Mai Hoa Le, Van Nguyen Bui, Huy Hung Nguyen and William N Setzer
ABSTRACT:Erythrina variegata L. is a tree up to 20 meters tall that has been used for timber as well as medicine. Traditional Vietnamese medicine has used the bark of this plant to disinfect, treat itchy skin, treat rheumatism and numb. Elucidation of essential oil components in the bark may contribute to the explanation of biological activities. In this work, the essential oils from young branches and stem bark of E. variegata were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The essential oils were dominated by sesquiterpenoids, including ?-copaene (6.3% and 4.6%), ?-copaene (9.4% and 7.0%), ?-muurolene (7.5% and 6.7%), ?-muurolene (6.2% and 4.4%), ?-cadinene (6.3% and 5.9%), and ?-cadinene (6.7% and 5.6%). Although the essential oils were rich in sesquiterpenoids, the yields were low (0.045 and 0.052%).
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How to cite this article:
Thi Thu Hien Tran, Prabodh Satyal, Van Hoa Vo, Van Trung Hoang, Thi Thu Nguyen, Thi Mai Hoa Le, Van Nguyen Bui, Huy Hung Nguyen, William N Setzer. The sesquiterpene-rich essential oils of Erythrina variegata growing wild in Vietnam. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2024;12(1):09-12.

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