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Journal of Applied and Natural Science
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Journal of Applied and Natural Science 2(1):30-33(2010)
Composition variation in essential oils of Artemisia nilagirica and Artemisia capillaris, growing in India
Ruchi Badoni, Deepak Kumar Semwal* and Usha Rawat
Department of Chemistry, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar-246174 (Uttarakhand), India
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Abstract : The present study was aimed to find out the chemical constituents of essential oils of Artemisia nilagirica (Clarke) Pamp. and Artemisia capillaris Thunb. of Asteraceae family, growing in Garhwal region of India. The essential oils were obtained by hydro-distillation and subjected to detailed GC-MS analysis in order to determine the variation in their volatile constituents. While comparing the common constituents in both of the species, the remarkable variation was observed and it was 6.03, 3.251, 2.093, 33.73, 7.573, 15.041 and 8.00% for trans-caryophyllene, DL-limonene, α-pinene, α-thujone, β-myrcene, β-ocimene and β-thujone, respectively.

Keywords : Artemisia nilagirica, Artemisia capillaris, Asteraceae, Essential oils, β-Ocimene, DL-Limonene
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