Secondary Metabolites in Essential Oil of Achillea millefolium (L.) Growing Wild in East Part of Kosova | Science Publications

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Secondary Metabolites in Essential Oil of Achillea millefolium (L.) Growing Wild in East Part of Kosova

Arben I. Haziri, Nevzat Aliaga, Murtezan Ismaili, Sevdije Govori-Odai, Osman Leci, Fatmir Faiku, Valentina Arapi and Imer Haziri

DOI : 10.3844/ajbbsp.2010.32.34

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Volume 6, Issue 1

Pages 32-34

Abstract

Problem statement: Chemical composition of essential oil of Achillea millefolium (L.), originated from east part of Kosova, was investigated. Approach: The chemical profile of the essential oil was evaluated by GC and GC-MS. Results: Analysis of the oil resulted in the identification of 33 peaks, representing 81.4% of the oil. The main compounds of Achillea millefolium (L.) from east region of Kosova, were 1,8-cineole (22%), camphor (21%), borneol (7,6%) and β-pinene (5.3%). Conclusion: After comparison of our date with those reported in literature we can conclude that various chemotypes of Achillea millefolium (L.) occur in nature.

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© 2010 Arben I. Haziri, Nevzat Aliaga, Murtezan Ismaili, Sevdije Govori-Odai, Osman Leci, Fatmir Faiku, Valentina Arapi and Imer Haziri. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.