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Nickavar B, Mojab F, Dolat-Abadi R. Composition of the Volatile Oil of Thymus daenensis Celak. subsp. daenensis. J. Med. Plants. 2005; 4 (13) :45-49
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1- Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , bnickavar@yahoo.com
2- Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Backgrond: Thymus daenensis Celak. subsp. daenensis is one of the endogenous Thymus species in Iran. The plant is traditionally used as carminative, digestive, antispasmodic, antitussive and expectorant in Iran. Objective: To study the Composition of the Volatile Oil of Thymus daenensis Celak. subsp. Daenensis. Method: In this study, the hydrodistilled oil of the aerial parts of T. daenensis subsp. daenensis was analyzed using GC/FID and GC/MS. The result indicates that the oil contains over twenty-six components (99.7%). The main components were thymol (74.7%), p-cymene (6.5%), β-caryophyllene (3.8%) and methyl carvacrol (3.6%). Conclusion: This species has rich in phenolic substances specially thymol which might considered as a substitute for Thymus vulgaris.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pharmacognosy & Pharmaceutics
Received: 2004/01/2 | Accepted: 2005/02/5 | Published: 2005/03/18

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