The essential oil of Satureja cuneifolia

Tumen G., Kirimer N., Ermin N., Baser K.

PLANTA MEDICA, vol.64, no.1, pp.81-83, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2006-957376
  • Journal Name: PLANTA MEDICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-83
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


The essential oils from 19 samples of Satureja cuneifolia that is used as a substitute for thyme in Turkey have been analysed by GC and GC/MS. The plant materials were collected from different regions of Turkey, The results are presented in a comparative manner. Eleven oil samples were found to be rich in carvacrol (26-72%) while in eight samples thymol (22-58%) was the main constituent.