Pulegone-rich essential oils of Turkey

Baser K., KIRIMER N., Tümen G.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.10, no.1, pp.1-8, 1998 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1998.9700830
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Keywords: Acinos, Calamintha, Cyclotrichium, Labiatae, Mentha, Micromeria, Pulegone, Ziziphora
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Pulegone is a monoterpene ketone with arefreshing odor reminescent of mint. This is thereason why pulegone-rich oils containing plants are often named in Turkish after mint. Six Labiatae genera(Le., Acinos, Calamintha, Cyclotrichium,Mentha, Micmmeria and Ziztphora) have been found to contain pulegone as a major constituent intheir respective oils. This study covers the oilcompositions of pulegone-rich Labiatae species growing wild in Turkey. © 1998, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.