Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 24–27 | Cite as

GC-MS Analysis of the Essential Oil from the Oleoresin of Pistacia atlantica var. mutica

  • A. Delazar
  • R. G. Reid
  • S. D. Sarker


The oleoresin of Pistacia atlantica var. mutica, growing in different regions of Iran, is a popular naturally occurring chewing gum and has been used traditionally in the treatment of peptic ulcer. The GC-MS analysis of the essential oil, obtained from steam distillation of the oleoresin of P. Atlantica var. mutica, has led to the identification and quantification of eleven terpenoids, α-pinene (70%), β-pinene (1.94%), 3-carene (0.2%), carveol (2.18%), epoxypinene (2.15%), limonene oxide (9%), myrtenol (5.31%), limonene (0.62%), citral (5.72%), α-phellandrene (0.2%), and β-myrcene (0.3%). The total amount of essential oil obtained was 22% v/w which is higher than any other species of the genus Pestacia.

Pistacia atlantica var. mutica essential oil oleoresisn GC-MS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Delazar
    • 1
  • R. G. Reid
    • 1
  • S. D. Sarker
    • 1
  1. 1.Phytopharmaceutical Research Laboratory, School of PharmacyThe Robert Gordon University, SchoolhillAberdeenScotland, UK

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