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Pharmacogn Mag. 2011 Apr;7(26):116-20. doi: 10.4103/0973-1296.80668.

Essential oil composition analysis of three cultivars seeds of Resina ferulae from Xinjiang, China.

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Chinese Medicine and National Medicine Research Institute of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Urumqi 830002.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Three cultivars seeds of Resina ferulae were analyzed for essential oil composition, Ferula sinkiangensis K. M. Shen, Ferula fukangensis K. M. Shen, and Ferula ovina, investigated differences among different genera of medicinal R. ferulae.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The essential oils were extracted by the method of hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), using normalization method to calculate relative amount.

RESULTS:

Twenty-six compounds were identified in F. sinkiangensis K. M. Shen, comprised 99.001% of total essential oil; 21 compounds were identified in F. fukangensis K. M. Shen, comprised 100% of total essential oil; 25 compounds were identified in F. ovina, comprised 99.459% of total essential oil. n-Propyl sec-butyl disulfide is the main component in three cultivars seeds of R. ferulae, accounting for 55.875%, 49.797%, 53.781%, respectively.

CONCLUSION:

Little diversity among three cultivars seeds of R. ferulae from Xinjiang.

KEYWORDS:

Essential oil; Resina ferulae; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

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