Essential oil composition of Tanacetum kotschyi from Turkey
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Tanacetum kotschyi (Boiss.) Grierson is a delicate small sized (8–20 cm) perennial herb growing in cracks on limestone slopes or screes at 1450–3580 m altitude. This species naturally grows in eastern Anatolia . To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the chemistry of T. kotschyi.
Tanacetum species generally have essential oils with a high content of camphor, 1,8-cineole, thujone, borneol, chrysanthenyl alcohols, and esters . In rare occasions some Tanacetum species were also found to be rich in carvone, pinane, and irregular monoterpenes [3, 4, 5].
Various biological activities have been reported for the essential oils of Tanacetum species [6, 7, 8, 9]. The anticancer activity of T. gracile essential oil with a high lavandulol content has been reported . Tanacetum species are also rich in sesquiterpene lactones and flavonoids, which have been shown to possess various biological activities . In our ongoing phytochemical and activity screening project of Tanacetum...
KeywordsDPPH Sesquiterpene Lactone Borneol Carvone Thujone
This research was supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK-TBAG 104 T306) and State Planning Organization (Project No. 27-DPT-01-07-01).
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