Composition of the essential oil of origanum sipyleum of turkish origin

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

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.4, no.2, pp.139-142, 1992 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1992.9698035
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-142
  • Keywords: Aromatic monoterpenes, Essential oil composition, Labiatae, Origanum sipyleum, γ-terpinene
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Origanum sipyleum L. (Labiatae) was collected from four different locations in Turkey. The volatile oil of each sample was obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Forty-eight compounds were identified in the oils of which γ-terpinene (10.80–26.60%), p-cymene (3.76–36.60%), thymol methyl ether (trace-19.90%), carvacrol methyl ether (0.41–10.20%), thymol (0.23–7.30%) and carvacrol (0.82–12.20%) were found to both occur in greatest abundance and to vary the greatest. © 1992 Allured Publishing Corp.