Essential oil composition of sea fennel (Crithmum maritimum) from Turkey

Ozcan M., Akgul A., Baser K., Ozck T., Tabanca N.

NAHRUNG-FOOD, vol.45, no.5, pp.353-356, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: NAHRUNG-FOOD
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-356
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Constituents of essential oils of sea fennel (Crithmum maritimum L.) collected in different localities of Turkey in 1997 and 1998 have been identified by GC/MS. The effects of collection time and locality on the oil content and composition have been studied. The samples were classified into groups according to the main components: sabinene, gamma -terpiene, methyl thymol and terpinen-4-ol; gamma -terpinene, dill apiol and sabinene; gamma -terpiene, methyl thymol and limonene; p-cymene, methyl thymol and gamma -terpinene. (Z)-beta -ocimene and spathulenol were found with high percentage values in some samples. cis-p-Menth-4-en-1,2-diol was identified in only one oil. Early collected plants yielded oil rich in p-cymene. Effect of freezing plant did not have any important effect in oil composition.