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Essential oil composition of leaves and inflorescences of Elsholtzia densa Benth. from western Himalaya
- Chauhan, Amit, Venkatesha, K. T., Padalia, Rajendra C., Singh, Ved. R., Verma, Ram S., Chanotiya, Chandan S.
- TheJournal of essential oil research 2019 v.31 no.3 pp. 217-222
- Elsholtzia, acetates, citral, essential oils, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, geraniol, inflorescences, ionization, leaves, Himalayan region
- The essential oil compositions of leaves and inflorescences of Elsholtzia densa Benth. from western Himalaya were studied and compared using gas chromatography-flame ionization detector and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Altogether, forty constituents comprising 83.3–83.7% of essential oil composition were identified. The leaf essential oil of E. densa was characterized by citral (52.2%), geranyl acetate (3.3%) and geraniol (3.1%), whereas the inflorescence essential oil of E. densa was found to be dominated by pinocarvone (51.9%), cis-pinocamphone (5.2%) and citronellyl acetate (3.4%). The essential oil compositions were compared with earlier reports on Elsholtzia spp. from different geographic regions that revealed noteworthy compositional variability.