COMPARISON OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE ESSENTIAL OIL OF HYPTIS SUAVEOLENS (L.) POIT LEAVES FROM DIFFERENT REGIONS OF TAMIL NADUAbstract
The chemical composition of the essential oil of Hyptis suaveolens (L.) leaves from three different regions of Tamil Nadu was analysed by GC – MS method and the constituents of three different localities were compared. In all 12 compounds were identified and they were α-caryophyllene, α-pinene, α-thujene, camphene, D-limonene, sabinene, β-myrcene, 1, 8-cineole, γ-terpinene, α-terpinolene, α-terpineol, phenentherene. It was found that the constituents of the essential oil differed in quantities in the three different populations of Hyptis suaveolens (L.) which may due to local geographical differences.
R. Ashok Joseph Vijay, V. Pandiyarajan* and Petchimuthu K.
Department of Botany, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi -626 124, Tamil Nadu, India
25 June, 2011
16 September, 2011
27 October, 2011
01 November, 2011