Studies on the essential oils of the pakistani species of the family umbelliferae part 6 anethum graveolens dill sowa seed oil

Ashraf, M.; Aziz, J.; Bhatty, M.K.

Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 20(1): 52-54


ISSN/ISBN: 0030-9885
Accession: 006516364

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The essential oil of the Pakistani A. graveolens seed, was studied for the first time with respect to its yield, physico-chemical characteristics and chemical composition. The yield of the oil when distilled from fresh seed is 2.5%. The oil is composed of 15.82% hydrocarbons and 84.18% oxygenated components, the former being limonene (9.34%) and phellandrene (6.48%) and the latter carvone (52.25%) and dillapiole (28.28%) of the total oil. The content and quality of the oil are of International standard and qualify it as a valuable raw material of the country.