The Essential Oil of Ageratum conyzoides L. From Ghana

Mensah M., Sarpong K., Baser K., ÖZEK T.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.5, no.1, pp.113-115, 1993 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1993.9698184
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-115
  • Keywords: 6-demethoxyageratochromene, Ageratum conyzoides, Compositae, Essential oil composition, Precocene I
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The essential oil of Ageratum conyzoides L. was studied by capillary GC and GC/MS. Forty-seven components making up of 96.35% of the oil were identified. The major constituents were 6-demethoxyageratochromene (precocene I) (80.29%) and β-caryophyllene (7.04%). © 1993 Allured Publishing Corp.