DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Sat, 25 May 2019

Essential oil Composition of the Fruits of Amomum subulatum Roxb


Gopal Kumar*1, Baby Chauhan1, Mohammed Ali1

1. Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi-110062, India




Amomum subulatum Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) is a perennial herb grown in Sikkim, Darjeeling, Assam, Bhutan and Nepal. Its fruits are used to treat in digestion, vomiting, biliousness, abdominal pain, rectal, throat and lung diseases, inflammation of the eyelids and liver complaints. Hydrodistilled essential oil obtained from the fruits of A. subulatum grown in northeast region of Sikkim, was analyzed by capillary GC and GC-MS techniques. The oil was consisted of 20 components including the major ones 1,8 cineole (65.39%), α-terpineol (10.15%), β-pinene (7.23%), α-pinene (4.06%), linalool oxide (3.23%), and limonene (2.53%).

Keywords: Amomum subulatum , Zingiberaceae, Fruits , essential oil composition.

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