Essential oil of pimpinella anisetum Boiss. Et Bal.

Baser K., ÖZEK T., TABANCA N., Duman D.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.11, no.4, pp.445-446, 1999 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1999.9701180
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.445-446
  • Keywords: (E)-anethole, Essential oil composition, Methyl chavicol, Pimpinella anisetum, Umbelliferae
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Crushed fruits and herbal parts of Pimpinella anisetum, endemic in Turkey, were separately hydrodistilled. The oils were analyzed by GC/MS. Nine compounds representing 100% of the oil were identified in the fruit oil whereas 24 compounds making up 99.2% of the oil were characterized in the oil obtained from aerial parts. (E)-anethole (77.1% and 55.2%) and methyl chavicol (22.4% and 41.9%) were main constituents in the fruit and herb oils, respectively. © 1999, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.