Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835

Full Length Research Paper

Variability of essential oil composition in Albanian accessions of Satureja montana L.

Alban Ibraliu1,2, Baldev Singh Dhillon2, Ndoc Faslia1 and Benjamin Stich3*
1Department of Crop Production, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Agricultural University of Tirana, Koder Kamez Tirane, Albania.  2Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics, University of Hohenheim, 70593 Stuttgart, Germany. 3Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, 50829 Köln, Germany.
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  •  Accepted: 15 June 2010
  •  Published: 30 September 2013


Satureja montana L. is an important aromatic and medicinal plant. The present study is aimed to contribute to a better knowledge of chemical biodiversity features of S. montana in AlbaniaThe authors studied the variation in the chemical composition of its essential oil in six populations collected from agro-climatically diverse sites. Dried leaves were hydrodistillated and the essential oil was analyzed by a combination of GC and GC/MS. The concentration of essential oil ranged for the different populations from 0.22 - 1.61%. The oil was characterized to have 38 to 58 components, where the main compound was carvacrol (2.21 - 55.95%).


Key wordsSatureja montana, essential oil, Albania.