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Keywords:

  • Curcuma caesia Roxb.;
  • Zingiberaceae;
  • essential oil composition;
  • camphor;
  • ar-turmerone;
  • Central India;
  • GC–MS analysis

Abstract

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.