Volatile constituents of the rhizome oil of Curcuma caesia Roxb. from central India



The volatile rhizomes oil of Curcuma caesia was analysed by GC–MS, which resulted in the identification of 30 components, representing 97.48% of the oil, with camphor (28.3%), ar-turmerone (12.3%), (Z)-β-ocimene (8.2%), ar-curcumene (6.8%), 1,8-cineole (5.3%), β-elemene (4.8%), borneol (4.4%), bornyl acetate (3.3%) and γ-curcumene (2.82%) as the major constituents. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.