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Essential Oil Component in Flower of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis L.)

Jafer Adinee1, Khosro Piri1 and Omid Karami1
  • 1 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran

Abstract

This research focuses on the analysis of the chemical composition lemon balm essential oil. The essential oil of flowers was obtained by steam distillation with a Clevenger apparatus. The chemical components of the essential oil of lemon balm were analyzed by capillary GC and GC/MS and 12 substances were identified. The flower oil contained trans-carveol (28.89%), citronellol (25.24%), δ-3-carene (5.26%), citronellal (4.9%), geraniol (2.2%), 1-octene-3-ol (2.03%) and spathulenol (2.06%). The trans-carveol in flowers was dominant among components.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 4 No. 3, 2008, 277-278

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2008.277.278

Submitted On: 15 December 2007 Published On: 30 September 2008

How to Cite: Adinee, J., Piri, K. & Karami, O. (2008). Essential Oil Component in Flower of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis L.). American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 4(3), 277-278. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2008.277.278

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Keywords

  • Lemon balm
  • essential oil
  • GC-MS