Planta Med 1997; 63(4): 371-372
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-957707

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Composition of Essential Oil of Zataria multiflora

A. Shafiee, K. Javidnia
  • Dept. of Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, The Medical Sciences University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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6 27 1996

1 9 1997

Publication Date:
04 January 2007 (online)


The composition of the essential oil of Zataria multiflora Boiss. was studied by gas liquid chromatography (GLC), column chromatography (CC), NMR, and GLC/MS. The main constituents of the dry plant were thymol, carvacrol, while the main constituents of the fresh plant were thymol, carvacrol, p-cymene, linalool and γ-terpinene. The structures of the major components were confirmed by IR and 1H-NMR