Composition of the essential oils of Galium aparine L. and Gallium odoratum (L.) Scop. from Turkey


Baser K., Ozek T., Kirimer N., Deliorman D. , Ergun F.

JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH, vol.16, no.4, pp.305-307, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.2004.9698728
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.305-307

Abstract

Water distilled essential oils from aerial parts of Galium aparine and Galium odoratum collected from Ankara and Kastamonu were analyzed by GC/MS. Seventy-two compounds representing 64.7% of the essential oil G. aparine, and 96 compounds representing 89.1% of the essential oil G. odoratum were characterized. The major component of the essential oil obtained by acid hydrolysis from G. aparine was hexadecanoic acid (22.3%), whereas the major components of the essential oil of G. odoratum were thymol (30.6%) and isothymol (22.8%). Therefore, we do not consider G. aparine an aromatic plant as the oil contained predominantly fatty acids and four terpenoids.