The essential oil composition of Carthamus tinctorius L. flowers growing in Iran

  • Parisa Ziarati
  • Jinous Asgarpanah
  • Mehrnaz Kianifard
Keywords: Carthamus tinctorius L., Asteraceae, essential oil composition, flower

Abstract

The composition of the essential oil obtained from the dried flowers of Carthamus tinctorius L. growing in Iran was analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrophotometry (GC-MS). 29 compounds were identified in the oil. The major compounds of the oil were 1-hydroxy-3-propyl-5-(4-methyl-penten)-2-methylbenzene (25.2%), 2,5,5 trimethyl-3-propyl,tetra hydro 1- naphtol (19.8%) and benzaldehyde (8.0%).


Key words: Carthamus tinctorius L., Asteraceae, essential oil composition, flower.

Published
2016-01-22
Section
Articles

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