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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 5 (2008), Issue 3, Pages 557-561

Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil From the Aerial Parts of Artemisia Herba

A. Nezhadali,1 M. Akbarpour,2 and B. Zarrabi Shirvan3

1Dept. of Chemistry, Payam-Noor University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
2Dept. of Chemistry, Payam-Noor University of Bojnourd, Bojnourd, Iran
3ID 31330, Medical Organization of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Received 3 August 2007; Revised 20 September 2007; Accepted 17 October 2007

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The aerial parts of the plant artemisia herba were collected in the May 2007 from Babaaman (North Khorassan Province of Iran). The plant was isolated by hydro distillation. A total of 61 constituents, representing more than 98% of the oil were identified by gas chromatograph/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The main compounds, were alpha-pinene (3.28%), champhene (4.8%), sabinen (5.18%), beta-myrcene (3.04), cis,beta-terpineol (11.31%), camphor (6.11%), 8-hydroxylinalool (2.64%), L-4-terpineol ( 2.5%), alpha- therpineol (2.33%), myrtenol (3.27%), bornyl acetate (6.2%), alpha-terpinol acetate (3.06%), germacrene (2.06%), davanone (8.49%), trans-farnesol (4.27%), cis-fernesol (2.07%) and 1,3,dicyclopentyl cyclopentane (2.29%). This herbal medicine traditionally uses as anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, emmenagogue, parasiticide, digestive and stomachic and gastric tonic in Iran.