Content of essential oil obtained from flowerheads in selected species of Tanacetum L. genus and identification of selected components

STEFANI VAVERKOVA, LUCIA BIROSOVA, PAVOL LUPTAK, BRONISLAVA BRAZDOVICOVA

Abstract

Water distilled oil of leaves and flowers of various Tanacetum spp. were analysed by GC/MS. 19–34 coumpounds, representing 70–93% of the oils in flower of Tanacetum parthenium (L.) and in various aerial parts of Tanacetum balsamita L. were revealed. The major constituents were borneol, bornyl acetate, camphor, camphene and 1,8-cineole.
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