Study of the Active Compound in the Essential Oil of Myrtus communis L.

AL-Hadeethi, Muazaz A., AL-Dulimi, Salman A., Hamadi, Sabah S.


This study appears of the major volatile compounds in the essential oil of myrtle leaves because of its significant medical and economic benefits.

The essential oil composition of Myrtus communis leaves during its flowering stage was determined.

six volatile compounds were identified in leaves essential oils, α-Pinene 308 µg/ml, linalool (23.83 µg/ml), Eucalyptol or 1,8-cineole (41.46 µg/ml), Limonene (45.22 µg/ml), α-terpineol (41.73 µg/ml), Geranyl acetate (18.28 µg/ml) were the main monoterpene compounds.

α-Pinene was Represents the bulk of the other compounds in the myrtle leave

Keywords: Myrtus communis L., myrtle, flowering stage, essential oil, chemical compounds.

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