Composition of essential oils from two varieties of Thymbra spicata L.

Tümen G., Ermin N., Özek T., Kürkçüoğlu M., Baser K.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.6, no.5, pp.463-468, 1994 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1994.9698427
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.463-468
  • Keywords: Carvacrol, Essential oil composition, Labiatae, Thymbra spicata
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The essential oils from two varieties of Thymbra spicata var. spicata and var. intricata (endemic in Turkey) obtained by hydrodistillation were studied by GC and GC/MS. Forty-one compounds which made up 95.66–99.99% of the oil were identified. The major component in all the oils but one was carvacrol (49.19–76.86%). Thymol (50.71%) was the main component in the oil of one strain of T. spicata var. intricata. © 1994 Allured Publishing Corp.