The essential oils of the pakistani species of the family umbelliferae 26. ferula oopoda oil from the seeds stalks and roots

Karim, A.; Ashraf, M.; Bhatty, M.K.

Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 22(4): 198-201

1979


ISSN/ISBN: 0030-9885
Accession: 006672743

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Abstract
The essential oils from the various parts of the plant of F. oopoda were studied for their physiochemical properties and chemical composition. The oil obtained from the mature seed (3.7%), immature seed collected on 2 dates (2.3, 5.0%), leaves and stalks (1.32%) and roots (1.15%), respectively, contained .alpha.-pinene (1.2, 0.5, 0.3, traces, 0.1%), .beta.-pinene (0.4, 0.2, 0.1, traces, 0.1%), myrcene (30.3, 34.4, 31.5, 0.1, 1.3%), limonene (28.8, 22.3, 26.3, 0.2, 2.1%), p-cymene (3.9, 5.2, 6.5, 0.1, 0.4%), .beta.-elemene (1.3, traces, traces, 0.4, 0.7%), an unknown sesquiterpene (1.2, traces, 0.9, 0.3, 0.5%), .beta.-caryophyllene (3.7, 3.2, 3.3, 0.3, 3.6%), humulene (2.7, 2.0, 2.4, 0.6, 2.0%), .beta.-selinene (3.3, 4.2, 2.8, 0.8, 0.8, 2.2%), methyl thymol (5.2, 2.6, 3.3, 0.9, 41.2%), a mixture of unknown compounds (1.3, 1.2, 2.4, 8.8, 0.4%), myristicin (4.4, 1.7, 2.2, 0.8, 11.2%), fenchone and .alpha.-terpineol (0.0, 2.6, 3.1, 0.6, 3.4%), .alpha.-terpineol and geraniol (5.0, 2.6, 4.0, 0.0, 0.0%) and a crystalline lactone compound (2.4, 9.6, 2.9, 61.0, 23.3%). The plant was investigated for the 1st time in respect to its essential oil which is present in all parts of the species and of which the highest amounts have been distilled from the immature seed. The oil of the various parts of the plant is pleasant to smell.