Essential oils of Nepeta species growing in Turkey

Baser K., Kirimer N., Kurkcuoglu M., Demirci B.

CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, vol.36, no.4, pp.356-359, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1002832628159
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.356-359
  • Keywords: Nepeta species, essential oils, hydrodistillation, GC/MS analyses, NUDA
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Essential oils from 22 Nepeta species growing in Turkey have been studied. Results of GC/MS analyses of the essential oils have Shown that four Nepeta species contain 4a alpha -7 alpha -7a alpha -nepetalactone as the major component. 4a alpha -7 alpha -7a beta -Nepetalactone was the main constituent in N. racemosa. Seven Nepeta species contained caryophyllene oxide as the main constituent in their essential oils. 1,8-Cineole/linalool were the major components ill the essential oils of six species. beta -Pinene, alpha -terpineol, germacrene-D, and spathulenol were the main constituents in the essential oils from N. phyllochlamys, N. viscida, N. sorgerae, and N. trachonitica, respectively.