Phytochemical investigation of medicinal and culinary herbs

É Héthelyi, B. Galambosi, S. Szarka, É Lemberkovics, É Szoke

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The chemical contents of 47 herb and medicinal plant species cultivated in Finland during 2001-2011 were analysed in Hungary, and a total of 101 components were determined.The phytochemical evaluation of the herbs was aimed at interpretating the effects observed in acclimatization studies performed under Nordic climatic conditions. The phytochemical analysis was successfully applied for the quality control of medicinal, aromatic and culinary herbs, and provided numerous new scientific results (Acorus calamus, Artemisia abrotanum, A. paniculata, Gentiana lutea, Ligusticum scoticum, Perilla frutescens, Rhodiola rosea, Satureja biflora, Tagetes lucida). The results will provide useful guidelines for growers both in Finland and Hungary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalActa Agronomica Hungarica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2012


  • GC
  • GC/MS
  • cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants
  • phytochemical investigations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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