Composition of the essential oil of nepeta caesarea boiss. From turkey

Baser K., Özek T.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.6, no.6, pp.645-646, 1994 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1994.9699361
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.645-646
  • Keywords: 4aα, 7α, 7aα-nepetalactone, Essential oil composition, Labiatae, Nepeta caesarea
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Water-distilled essential oils from aerial parts, leaves, flowers and stems with branches ofNepeta caesarea, an endemic species, were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Twenty-five compounds constituting 95.1–98.1% of the total components detected were identified. 4aα, 7α, 7aα-Nepetalactone (91.20–95.34%) was found to be the major component in the oils. © 1994 Allured Publishing Corp.