Characterization of the Portuguese-Grown Cistus ladanifer Essential Oil

  title={Characterization of the Portuguese-Grown Cistus ladanifer Essential Oil},
  author={P. Gomes and V. G. Mata and A. Rodrigues},
  journal={Journal of Essential Oil Research},
  pages={160 - 165}
  • P. Gomes, V. G. Mata, A. Rodrigues
  • Published 2005
  • Chemistry
  • Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Abstract The chemical composition of the cistus oil from Portuguese-grown rockrose (Cistus ladanifer) was determined using GC and GC/MS. A comparison was also made in terms of the geographical source and use of either dry or fresh plant material. The cistus oil herein obtained was richer in amber-like compounds and had a low content of monoterpenes when compared to the usual values found in the literature. Moreover, it presented a relatively high content of ambrox (amber odor), which usually is… CONTINUE READING