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JMP 2006, 2(18): 17-22 Back to browse issues page
Effect of evaluation for quality and quantity of essential oil Thymus kotschyanus (Damavand – Tar)
AM Jamshidi 1, M Aminzadeh * 2, H Azarnivand 3, M Abedi 4
1- 1- Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Food and Drug Department and Institute of Medicinal Plants, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
2- 2- The office of Natural resource Tehran, Iran , aminzadeh_391@yahoo.com
3- 3- University of Tehran
4- 4- Tarbiat Modares University, Nour
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Background: Thymus kotschyanus (Lamiaceae) is a valuable plant species which mainly grow in mountainous regions. Different species of this plant have worldwide distribution especially in Mediterranean region. The plant is a woody, small, patchy, or perennial herb with a woody base. It is well known as a medicinal plant with energetic and antibacterial actions. The essence is especially used in drying industries, cosmetics and trade industries. Methods: To study genetical biodiversity of the T. kotschyanus and interaction of ecological conditions on the plant essence. The samples were collected from three elevation bands and the essence combination were analysed. Results: The results showed that essence content were between 0/95 - 1/87% and the yield is 1.23% and due to high content of essence is valuable in drugs industry. Generally, 37 different combinations were analysed by GC-MS. in elevation bands which showed Carvacrol (60.82- 82.05%) and Thymol (1.56-13.94%) are the most important substances in T. kotschyanus. Conclusion: This study showed that essence of this species has high content of Thymol and Carvacrol which are two medically important.
Keywords: Thymus kotschyanus, Thymol, Carvacrol, Essence
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medicinal Plants
Received: 2014/12/7 | Accepted: 2014/12/7 | Published: 2014/12/7
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Jamshidi A, Aminzadeh M, Azarnivand H, Abedi M. Effect of evaluation for quality and quantity of essential oil Thymus kotschyanus (Damavand – Tar). JMP. 2006; 2 (18) :17-22
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