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Ceska Slov Farm. 2006 Jul;55(4):181-5.

[A study of qualitative properties of the essential oil of Tanacetum vulgare L].

[Article in Slovak]

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Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Farmaceutická fakulta, Katedra farmakognózie a botaniky. vaverkova@fpharm.uniba.sk

Abstract

The study examined the qualitative properties of the essential oil obtained from the flower heads of the species Tanacetum vulgare L. The composition of the essential oil was evaluated in plants from various localities, which differed in the altitude, temperature gradient, as well as soil-climate conditions. With the use of gas chromatography (GC/MS), 49 constituents of the essential oil were separated, out of which 35 was identified. The shares of the constituents in the essential oil differed in dependence on the locality. In the lowest-lying locality with a relatively large sunshine, the content of beta-tujons in the essential oil was the highest, whereas in the regions lying towards the north the content of the essential oil was decreased and the content of camphor was increased. In the northern most region an increased number of chemovars of the camphor-cineole type was observed. In conclusion, it must be said that different climatic and agrotechnical conditions, geographical origin and adaptation of the genotypes of Tanacetum vulgare to the growth conditions can be the causes of the found chemotypes in the localities under examination.

PMID:
16921737
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