Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3818

Full Length Research Paper

Composition of the essential oil of Teucrium parviflorum L. (Lamiaceae) from Turkey

Eyup Bagci1*,  Sukru Hayta2, Ayse Yazgin1 and Gulden Dogan1
1Biology Department, Art and Science Faculty, Firat University, Elazig- Turkey. 2Biology Department, Art and Science Faculty, Bitlis Eren University, Bitlis- Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 02 March 2011
  •  Published: 04 August 2011


The essential oil of the aerial parts of Teucrium parviflorum L. (Lamiaceae) from Turkey was analyzed by GC and GC/MS system. The oil was obtained by hydrodistillation with clevenger apparatus. Thirty three components, representing (80.7%) of the oils, were characterized. The main components were β-caryophyllene (18.6%), germacrene D (9.2%), caryophyllene oxide (8.8%) and bicyclogermacrene (6%). The results were discussed with the genus pattern in means of medicinal purpose and natural products.


Key words: Teucrium parviflorum, lamiaceae, essential oil, β-caryophyllene, germacrene D.