Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part A (2015)
Essential oil composition of Tetraclinis articulata (Vahl.) Masters. Leaves from Algeria
Author(s): Larabi Fatiha, Benhassaini Hachemi, Bennaoum Zineb
Abstract: In order to contribute to the development of the Algerian flora and to identify new substances potentially interesting in the biological and therapeutic plans, we study the phytochemical screening of Tetraclinis articulata leaves essential oil from the north-western region of Algeria. The study by GC / MS and GC / FID of the Tetraclinis articulata essential oil leaves has identify forty compounds, representing 89.7% of the total chemical composition of this oil. Camphor (19.6%), bornyl acetate (18.7%), germacrene D (7.6%) and borneol (6.3%) were the major constituents. Others are made present but in small quantities. And the phytochemical screening allowed us to report the presence of two chemicals families that are respectively: terpene hydrocarbons represent 23.6% of the essential oil and oxygenated terpenes representing 28.3% of the essential oil.
How to cite this article:
Larabi Fatiha, Benhassaini Hachemi, Bennaoum Zineb. Essential oil composition of Tetraclinis articulata (Vahl.) Masters. Leaves from Algeria. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2015; 2(6): 31-33.