Chemical composition of Scaligeria meifolia Boiss. essential oil from Iran

Vahid Rowshan 1  and Ameneh Tarakemeh 2
  • 1 Department of Natural Resources Fars Research Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources Shiraz, Fars, Iran 2Department of Agriculture Payame Noor University PO BOX 19395-3697 Tehran, Iran
  • 2 Department of Agriculture Payame Noor University PO BOX 19395-3697 Tehran, Iran


Scaligeria meifolia Boiss., belonging to the Apiaceae family, grows wild in Iran. The essential oil from aerial parts of S. meifolia were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Thirty-one constituents representing 99.98% of total oil components were identified. The main constituents of the essential oil were germacrene-D, (24.2%), germacrene-B (14.8%), limonene (14.2%), γ-elemene (11.6 %) and β-elemene (5.2%).

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