The chemical composition of the essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from the aerial parts of Salvia aethiopis was analyzed by employing GC-MS. Thirty-two components (98.0% of the total oil) were identified in the essential oil of S. aethiopis. The main components of this oil were germacrene D (29.0%), \alpha-copaene (19.8%), \beta-cubebene + \beta-elemene (9.9%), bicyclogermacrene (9.3%), \delta cadinene (8.7%), and \beta-caryophyllene (7.3%).
Lamiaceae, Salvia aethiopis, essential oil, GC-MS, germacrene D, \alpha-copaene
GÜLLÜCE, MEDİNE; ÖZER, HAKAN; BARIŞ, ÖZLEM; DAFERERA, DİMİTRA; ŞAHİN, FİKRETTİN; and POLISSIOU, MOSCHOS (2006) "Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil of Salvia aethiopis L.," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 30: No. 4, Article 7. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol30/iss4/7