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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C

A Journal of Biosciences

Editor-in-Chief: Seibel, Jürgen

Editorial Board Member: Aigner , Achim / Boland, Wilhelm / Bornscheuer, Uwe / Hoffmann, Klaus

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Chemical Composition of the Fixed and Volatile Oils of Nigella sativa L. from Iran

Bahman Nickavar
  • Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 14155-6153, Tehran, Iran
  • :
/ Faraz Mojab
  • Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 14155-6153, Tehran, Iran
/ Katayoun Javidnia
  • Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
/ Mohammad Ali Roodgar Amoli
  • Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 14155-6153, Tehran, Iran
Published Online: 2014-06-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/znc-2003-9-1004

Abstract

The chemical composition of the extracted fixed oil (total fatty acid composition) and volatile oil of Nigella sativa L. seeds grown in Iran were determined by GC and GC/MS. Eight fatty acids (99.5%) and thirty- two compounds (86.7%) have been identified in the fixed and volatile oils, respectively. The main fatty acids of the fixed oil were linoleic acid (55.6%), oleic acid (23.4%), and palmitic acid (12.5%). The major compounds of the volatile oil were trans-anethole (38.3%), p-cymene (14.8%), limonene (4.3%), and carvone (4.0%).

Keywords : Nigella sativa L.; Fixed Oil Composition; Volatile Oil Composition


Received: 2003-02-18

Revised: 2003-03-31

Published Online: 2014-06-02

Published in Print: 2003-10-01


Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C. Volume 58, Issue 9-10, Pages 629–631, ISSN (Online) 1865-7125, ISSN (Print) 0939-5075, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/znc-2003-9-1004, June 2014

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