EXTRACTION OF ESSENTIAL OIL FROM FLOWERS OF MESUA FERREA LINN. GC-MS ANALYSIS AND INCORPORATION IN COSMETIC PRODUCT.Abstract
Mesua ferrea Linn. is a flowering tree found in Western Ghats of India, belonging to family Clusiaceae. Extraction process was standardized by cold maceration method with n-hexane. Essential oil extracted from different parts of the flower was also subjected to GC/MS and headspace analysis. The GC/MS analysis of essential oils from whole flowers of M. ferrea shows following components. Alpha-Copaene (13.52%), Trans-Alpha-Bergamotene (09.12%), Benzoate Geranyle-1 (09.82%), and Dioctyl Phtalate (20.21%), where as essential oil extracted from the petals of M. ferrea contained Alpha-Copaene (22.72%), Trans-Alpha-Bergamotene (17.42%), and Dicotyl Terephthalate (13.90%). The major components identified in stamens of the flowers by headspace technology were Alpha Copaene (28.49%), Beta caryophyllene (5.98%), Trans-Beta-Farnesene (9.24%), Trans-Alpha-Bargamotene (30.91%), and Alpha Bisabolene (5.15%) where as in petal of the flowers were Alpha Copaene (27.40%), Beta Selinene (5.18%), Trans-Alpha-Bargamotene (31.56%), Alpha Bisabolene (6.06%). The essential oils extracted from M. ferrea were also subjected to olfactory evaluation and was incorporated in cosmetic products (Hair oil, Massage oil and Body cream).
N. M. Jadhav, R. S. Thergaonkar and M. A. Deodhar *
Department of Botany, Kelkar Education Trust’s V. G. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mithagar Road, Mulund (E) Mumbai, India
27 June, 2016
07 August, 2016
27 August, 2016
01 December, 2016