The essential oil of Acinos suaveolens (Sm.) G. Don fil. Acinos arvensis (Lam.) Dandy and Acinos rotundifolius Pers. growing wild in Turkey

KAYA A., Baser K., Tumen G., Koca F.

FLAVOUR AND FRAGRANCE JOURNAL, vol.14, no.1, pp.60-64, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-64
  • Keywords: Acinos suaveolens (Sm.) G. Don fil., A-arvensis (Lam.) Dandy, A-rotundifolius Pers., Lamiaceae, essential oil, composition, pulegone, isomenthone, hexadecanoic acid, germacrene-D
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, water-distilled essential oil of three species of Acinos Miller (Lamiaceae) were analysed by GC-MS. Oils from A. suaveolens (Sm.) G. Don fil. were found to contain pulegone (23.2-80.7%) and isomenthone (1.1-54.1%). Oils from A. arvensis (Lam.) Dandy and A. rotundifolius Pers. were found to contain germacrene-D (14.3% and 14.4-73.1%) hexadecanoic acid (14.0% and 17.5-30.2%). Copyright (C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.