DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2001. 9(1-2):48-50.

Volatile constituents of Phlomis Olivieri Benth
Ghassemi N, Sajjadi SE, Lame MA


The chemical composition of the essential oil of Phlomis olivieri Benth growing wild in Iran was examined by GC/MS. The oil contains over thirty-nine components. The major components are hexahydrofarnesyl acetone (13.3%), spathulenol (11.4%), germacrene-D (9.7%), β-caryophylene (6.9%) and caryophyllene oxide (5.3%). As a result of this investigation the oil of Ph.olivieri is characterized by a high content of sesquiterpenes and only trace amounts of monoterpenes.


Phlomis olivieri, Hexahydrofarnesyl acetone,

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