Constituents of Essential Oil of Zingiber nudicarpum from Vietnam

  • Nguyen D. Hung
  • Le T. HuongEmail author
  • Ly N. Sam
  • Tran M. Hoi
  • Isiaka A. OgunwandeEmail author

Zingiber Mill. is a genus of gingers found in pantropical Asia. The genus comprises about 144 species, ranging from India to Japan and Southeast Asia, with the center of biodiversity of the genus residing in the Indochinese Peninsula and southern China [1]. Currently 32 Zingiber species are known from Vietnam [2]. Zingiber nudicarpum D. Fang was recently discovered and collected in the forest protected areas in Pu Huong and Pu Hoat Nature Reserves [3]. It is a rhizomatous herb up to 2.8 m tall, forming small clumps, with up to six leaf shoots per clump [3].

To date, the authors are not aware of any literature citation on the volatile composition of Z. nudicarpum. The aim of the present study was to report the chemical compounds identified in the essential oils obtained from the leaf, root and fruit of Z. nudicarpum grown in Vietnam. In recent times, the volatile constituents of some Vietnamese plants have been published [4, 5].

The leaves, roots, and fruits of Z. nudicarpumwere...



This research is funded by the Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) under Grant No. 106-NN.03-2017.328.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate University of Science and TechnologyVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyCau GiayVietnam
  2. 2.School of Natural Science EducationVinh UniversityVinh CityVietnam
  3. 3.Institute of Tropical BiologyVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyHochiminh CityVietnam
  4. 4.Institute of Ecology and Biological ResourcesVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyCau GiayVietnam
  5. 5.Natural Products Research Unit, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceLagos State UniversityOjoNigeria

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