, Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 804-806
Date: 31 Jan 2009

Composition of the essential oil of Artemisia ciniformis, A. kopetdaghensis, and A. khorasanica in Iran

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The genus Artemisia (Asteraceae tribe Anthemideae) belongs to the family of useful aromatic and medicinal plants which comprises 300 species found in the northern hemisphere [1].

Thirty-four species of this genus are found in Iran, among which two are endemic: A. melanolepis Boiss. and A. kermanensis Podl [2].

In contrast to the oils of many Artemisia species [315], the essential oils of Artemisia ciniformis and A. kopetdaghensis have not been analyzed until now. In addition, as there has only been one report describing the volatile constituents of A. khorasanica, we also decided to include it in our analysis [16].

The composition of the essential oils of Artemisia ciniformis Krasch. & M. Pop. ex Poljak, Artemisia kopetdaghensis Krasch., M. Pop. & Lincz. ex Poljak, and Artemisia khorasanica Podl are listed in Table 1, in which the percentage and relative retention indices of the components are given.

As it is shown, the oil of Artemisia ciniformis, grown in northern Khorassan Province, c ...

Published in Khimiya Prirodnykh Soedinenii, No. 6, pp. 648-649, November-December, 2008.