Planta Med 1998; 64(4): 380-381
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-957458

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Essential Oil Constituents from Japanese and Indian Curcuma aromatica Rhizomes

Hisashi Kojima1 , Tetsuya Yanai2 , Akihiro Toyota3
  • 1Medicinal Plant Garden, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kitasato University, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 2Technical Research Center, T. Hasegawa Co., Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan
  • 3Green Power Merci, Asida, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan
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Publication Date:
04 January 2007 (online)


The chemical compositions of the essential oils from rhizomes of Curcuma aromatica cultivated in Japan and India were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. These oils were extremely different. The major constituents in both oils from Japanese samples were curdione, germacrone, 1,8-cineole, (45,5S)-germacrone-4,5-epoxide, β-elemene, and linalool, whereas those in the oil from Indian were β-curcumene, ar-curcumene, xanthorrhizol, germacrone, camphor, and curzerenone.