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.
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