Essential oil composition of four Origanum vulgare subspecies of Anatolian origin

Sezik E., Tümen G., KIRIMER N., ÖZEK T., Baser K.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.5, no.4, pp.425-431, 1993 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1993.9698253
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.425-431
  • Keywords: Carvacrol, Essential oil composition, Labiatae, O. vulgare subsp. gracile, O. vulgare subsp. viride, O. vulgare subsp. vulgare, Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Essential oil composition of four subspecies of Origanum vulgare L. (Labiatae, Sect. Majorana); subsp. hirtum (Link) Ietswaart, subsp. gracile (C. Koch) Ietswaart, subsp. vulgare and subsp. viride (Boiss.) Hayek growing wild in Turkey have been examined by GC and GC/MS analysis. More than 80 constituents were identified in the oil samples of the four subspecies. O. vulgare subsp. hirtum was rich in carvacrol (70.47%), while subsp. gracile contained β-caryophyllene (17.54%) and germacrene D (12.75%) as the dominant constituents. The major components of subsp. viride were terpinen-4-ol (16.82%) and germacrene D (15.87%), while subsp. vulgare was rich in terpinen-4-ol + β-caryophyllene (20.94%) and germacrene D (17.80%). © 1993 Allured Publishing Corp.