Volume 9, Issue 3 (Autumn 2005)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2005, 9(3): 22-25 | Back to browse issues page

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Akbarinia A, Sefidkon F, Ghalvand A, Tahmasebi Sarvestani Z, Sharifi Ashorabadi E. A study on chemical composition of Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) essential oil produced in Qazvin. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2005; 9 (3) :22-25
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Abstract Background: Ajowan is one of the medicinal plant cultivated in Iran. The Ajowan essential oil is mostly used in food, health and pharmaceutical industries. Objective: To deteminate the chemical composition of Ajowan essential oil cultivated in Qazvin. Methods: Twelve samples of Ajowan seeds were collected from a research farm (Qazvin Agriculture and natural resources research center) in 1381. The essential oil was obtained by hydro-distillation technique and further analyzed by GC and GC/MS for determination of chemical compositions. Fingdings: The content of essential oil in different samples were ranging between 3.1% to 3.5%. Nine chemical constituents were indentified. Themol, -terpinene and p-cemene were the major constituents of oil. Conclusion: Ajowan essential oil produced in Qazvin was mainly composed of thymol (40-45%).
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physiology

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