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Molecules 2008, 13(4), 812-817; doi:10.3390/molecules13040812
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Variability of Two Essential Oils of Kundmannia sicula (L.) DC., A Traditional Algerian Medicinal Plant

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Received: 29 January 2008; in revised form: 27 March 2008 / Accepted: 27 March 2008 / Published: 8 April 2008
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Abstract: The essential oils of the aerial parts of Kundmannia sicula (L.) DC collectedfrom two Algerian localities, El Kala (near the coast) and Béjaia (from a meadow about 10km from the coast), were analysed by GC and GC-MS. Although both samples showedsimilar overall chemical compositions, the major components of the Béjaia sample wereidentified as being spathulenol (14.8%), caryophyllene oxide (12.2%), salvial-4(14)en-1-one (10.1%), 1,5-epoxysalvial-4(14)ene (5.2%) and germacrene D (3.2%), while in the ElKala sample the main compounds were found to be salvial-4(14)en-1-one (16.4%), 1,5-epoxysalvial-4(14)ene (6.5%), chrysanthenyl acetate (5.2%) and α-amorphene (2.9%).
Keywords: Apiaceae; Kundmannia sicula; essential oil; GC-MS analysis Apiaceae; Kundmannia sicula; essential oil; GC-MS analysis
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Djarri, L.; Medjroubi, K.; Akkal, S.; Elomri, A.; Seguin, E.; Groult, M.-L.; Vérité, P. Variability of Two Essential Oils of Kundmannia sicula (L.) DC., A Traditional Algerian Medicinal Plant. Molecules 2008, 13, 812-817.

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Djarri L, Medjroubi K, Akkal S, Elomri A, Seguin E, Groult M-L, Vérité P. Variability of Two Essential Oils of Kundmannia sicula (L.) DC., A Traditional Algerian Medicinal Plant. Molecules. 2008; 13(4):812-817.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Djarri, Lakhdar; Medjroubi, Kamel; Akkal, Salah; Elomri, Abdelhakim; Seguin, Elisabeth; Groult, Marie-Laure; Vérité, Philippe. 2008. "Variability of Two Essential Oils of Kundmannia sicula (L.) DC., A Traditional Algerian Medicinal Plant." Molecules 13, no. 4: 812-817.


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