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Zhong Yao Cai. 2008 Aug;31(8):1242-4.

[Comparison study of different methods for extracting volatile oil from bergamot].

[Article in Chinese]

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Medical College of Jinhua Profession and Technology College, Jinhua 321000, China. zjjjhz@263.net

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To test different methods for extracting volatile oil from bergamot.

METHODS:

The determination of bergapten was carried out by RP-HPLC. Four different ways of organic solvent extraction, steam-input distillation, distillation of the material mixed with water and press extraction were compared.

RESULTS:

Bergapten wasnt extracted by ways of steam-input distillation and distillation of the material mixed with water.

CONCLUSION:

The steam distillation extraction can be taken to extract volatile oil from bergamot for protecting humans' skins.

PMID:
19112908
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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