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Keywords:

  • Schinus molle L.;
  • Anacardiaceae;
  • Essential oils;
  • α- and β-Phellandrene;
  • Elemol

Abstract

Essential oils from Schinus molle L. berries and leaves were analysed by means of GC–MS. Berry oil contained mainly α- and β-phellandrene (55.4% and 15.4% respectively) along with limonene (14.3%). Leaf oil which also contained α- and β-phellandrene and limonene (30.2%, 9.6% and 9.3% respectively), was characterizied by the presence of sesquiterpenes such as elemol (13.3%), germacrene-D (5.2%), γ-eudesmol (3.2%) and T-cadinol (4.7%), which were present only in traces in the oil from the berries.