Analysis of the essential oil of Amsonia illustris

Annamaria London, Katalin Veres, Krisztina Szabó, Erzsébet Háznagy-Radnai, Imre Máthé

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The root and leaf essential oils, present in trace amounts in Amsonia illustris Woods. (Apocynaceae), were isolated by steam distillation and their chemical constituents identified by GC-FID and GC-MS. More than 80% of the thirty volatile compounds in the leaf oil were identified, the major constituents being mainly sesquiterpenes like á-humulene (14.5%), β-caryophyllene (12.4%) and guaiol (11.6%). The volatile ingredients of the root oil were pinocampheol, methyl salicylate, (2E,4E)- decadienal, eugenol and trans-isoeugenol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-236
Number of pages2
JournalNatural product communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Amsonia illustris
  • Apocynaceae
  • Essential oil composition
  • GC-FID
  • GC-MS
  • Leaf
  • Root

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Plant Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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