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

Arben I. Haziri1, Nevzat Aliaga1, Murtezan Ismaili2, Sevdije Govori-Odai2, Osman Leci3, Fatmir Faiku4, Valentina Arapi1 and Imer Haziri1
  • 1 University of Pristina, Korea
  • 2 South East European University Tetovo, Korea
  • 3 University of Prishtina, Albania
  • 4 Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

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.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 6 No. 1, 2010, 32-34

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2010.32.34

Submitted On: 14 March 2010 Published On: 31 March 2010

How to Cite: Haziri, A. I., Aliaga, N., Ismaili, M., Govori-Odai, S., Leci, O., Faiku, F., Arapi, V. & Haziri, I. (2010). Secondary Metabolites in Essential Oil of Achillea millefolium (L.) Growing Wild in East Part of Kosova. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 6(1), 32-34. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2010.32.34

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Keywords

  • Achillea millefolium (L.)
  • essential oil
  • east part of Kosova
  • 1,8-cineole
  • camphor
  • borneol
  • β-pinene