Essential oils of calamintha pamphylica boiss. et Heldr. subsp. pamphylica and subsp. davisii (Quezel et Contandr.) Davis

Baser K., ÖZEK T., KÜRKÇÜOĞLU M., Tümen G., DUMAN H.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.9, no.3, pp.371-373, 1997 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1997.10554265
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-373
  • Keywords: Calamintha pamphylica subsp. davisti, Calamintha pamphylica subsp. pamphylica, Essential oil composition, Labiatae, Menthol, Menthone, Menthyl acetate, Pulegone
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Water-distilled essential oils of two subspecies of Calamintha pamphylica namely, subsp. pamphylica and subsp. davisii, both of which are endemic taxa to Turkey, were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. In the oil of subsp. pamphylica more than fifty compounds were characterized representing 98.4% of the total components detected. Pulegone (36.16%), menthyl acetate (27.70%) and menthol (8.99%) were identified as major constituents. More than sixty compounds were characterized in the oil of subsp. davisii representing 98.3% of the components detected, with pulegone (38.21%), menthone (9.78%), menthol (9.97%) and menthyl acetate (9–33%) as main constituents. © 1997, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.