Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3812

Full Length Research Paper

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

Eyup Bagci1*, Ayse Yazgın1, Sukru Hayta2 and Ugur Cakılcıoglu3
1Biology Department, Art and Science Faculty, Firat University, Elazig-Turkey. 2Biology Department, Art and Science Faculty, Bitlis Eren University, Bitlis- Turkey. 3Elazıg Directorate of National Education, Elazig-Turkey.
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  •  Accepted: 22 November 2010
  •  Published: 04 December 2010


The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from Teucrium chamaedrys L. (Lamiaceae) from Turkey was analyzed by (GC) and (GC/MS). Thirty six components in aerial parts of T. chamaedrys were identified representing (90.8%) of the oils. Main constituents of the oil were found as germacrene D (32.1%), b-caryophyllene (14.2%), d-cadinene (13.1%), bicyclogermacrene (6.7%) and b-farnesene (4.3%). The results were discussed with the genus pattern in means of medicinal purpose and natural products.


Key words: Teucrium chamaedrys, germacrene D, Lamiaceae, essential oil, Turkey.