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Keywords:

  • Alpinia galanga;
  • Zingiberaceae;
  • GC–MS;
  • essential oil constituents;
  • 1,8-cineole;
  • β-pinene;
  • camphor

Abstract

The volatile constituents of the rhizomes and leaves of Alpinia galanga, growing in the arboretum of CIMAP Field Station Pant Nagar, were analysed by GC and GC–MS. The main constituents identified in the rhizome oil were 1,8-cineole (39.4%) and β-pinene (11.9%). The leaf oil contained 1,8-cineole (32.5%), β-pinene (22.7%) and camphor (12.8%), as major constituents. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.