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Volatile constituents of essential oils isolated from leaf and rhizome of Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.

Bangladesh Pharmacological Society
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  • Medicinal And Aromatic Plants Division
  • Zingiber Cassumunar
  • Gc-Ms
  • Essential Oil Composition
  • Sabinene
  • Triquinacene
  • 1
  • 4-Bis (Methoxy).


The composition of the essential oil of Zingiber cassumunar Roxb. from Bangladesh was examined by gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (GC-MS). Sixty-four components were identified in leaf oil and 32 components were identified in the rhizome oil, accounting for 94.60% and 98.56% of the total yields, respectively. The main component in leaf oil was sabinene (14.99%), b-pinene (14.32%), caryophyllene oxide (13.85%) and caryophyllene (9.47%). On the other hand, rhizome oil contained triquinacene 1,4-bis (methoxy) (26.47%), (Z)-ocimene (21.97%) and terpinen-4-ol (18.45%). The compositions of both oils varied qualitatively and quantitatively. Keywords: essential oil; GC-MS; sabinene, triquinacene, 1,4-bis (methoxy); Zingiber cassumunarOnline: 23 May 2008DOI: 10.3329/bjp.v3i2.844Bangladesh J Pharmacol 2008; 3: 69-73

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