DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2004. 12(3):98-100.

"Chemical constituents of the essential oil of Nepeta depauperata Benth. from Iran "
Mitra Mehrabani, Ali Asadipour, Siroos Saber Amoli


The essential oil from flowering aerial parts of Nepeta depauperata Benth., an endemic Iranian plant, obtained by steam distillation was analyzed by GC/MS. The constituents were identified by their mass spectra and Kovats’ indices.
Thirty-three compounds consisting 82.52% of the total components were identified from the oil obtained with a yield of 0.3%v/w. Among them, spathulenol (31.84%), beta caryophyllene (12.93%) and caryophyllene oxide (10.27%) were the major components of the oil


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