Variation in the essential oil constituents of Pteronia incana (Asteraceae)

  • B Mayekiso
  • ML Magwa
  • RM Coopoosamy
Keywords: Pteronia incana, Asteracea, essential oil.

Abstract

The essential oil of Pteronia incana was collected and was investigated on a monthly basis using GCMS. The oil volume and its constituents vary greatly with different time of sampling and distillation. The oil contains a high percentage of myrcene a-pinene, b-pinene with sabinene, a-terpinene, 1.8 cineole and limonene.
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