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A comparative investigation on the essential oil composition on the essential oil composition of two Bulgarian cultivars of Mentha piperita L
- Stojanova, A., Paraskevova, P., Anastassov, C.
- The Journal of essential oil research 2000 v.12 no.4 pp. 438-440
- Mentha piperita, cultivars, essential oils, yields, menthol, chemical constituents of plants, menthone, Bulgaria
- The oil and extract composition of two Bulgarian cultivars of Mentha piperita L., obtained by hydrodistillation and dichloromethane extraction, respectively, were analyzed by GC/MS. The oil yield from 'Zefir' was found to be rich in menthol (46.2-50.2%) and menthyl acetate (16.8-22.5%). In the oil from 'Kliment-63,' the content of these components was lower, while the menthone content was higher (20.0-23.1%).