Volatile Constituents of the Fruit and Leaf Oils of Thuja orientalis L. Grown in Iran

Bahman Nickavar 1 , Gholamreza Amin 2  and Sara Parhami 2
  • 1 Pharmacognosy Department, School of Pharmacy, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • 2 Pharmacognosy Department, School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

The composition of the hydrodistilled essential oils from the fruits and leaves of Thuja orientalis L. grown in Iran was analyzed by GC/MS. Nineteen and twenty-eight compounds have been identified in the volatile oils of the fruit and leaf, respectively. While the fruit oil contained α-pinene (52.4%), Δ-3-carene (14.2%), α-cedrol (6.5%) and β-phellandrene (5.1%), the leaf oil contained α-pinene (21.9%), α-cedrol (20.3%), Δ-3-carene (10.5%) and limonen (7.2%) as the main components.

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