DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2004. 12(3):94-97.

Chemical composition of the essential oil of Salvia limbata C. A. Mey
Seyed Ebrahim Sajjadi, Zahra Shahpiri


The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation of the aerial parts of Salvia limbata C.A. Mey.
(Lamiaceae) was analyzed by GC/MS. Among the forty-two constituent, forty components were characterized representing 98.6% of the total component which were detected. Bicyclogermacrene (21.1%), α-pinene (15.5%), 1,8-cineole (11.0%), sabinene (10.6%), β-pinene (9.2%), spathulenol (8.2%), β-caryophyllene (5.3%) and δ-elemene (5.1%) were found to be the major constituents.


Salvia limbata, Lamiaceae, essential oil, bicyclogermacrene, α-pinene, 1,8-cineole,

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