Composition and potential anticancer activities of essential oils obtained from myrrh and frankincense

@inproceedings{Chen2013CompositionAP,
  title={Composition and potential anticancer activities of essential oils obtained from myrrh and frankincense},
  author={Yingli Chen and Chunlan Zhou and GE ZHENDAN and Yufa Liu and Yuming Liu and Weiyi Feng and Sen Li and Guoyou Chen and Taiming Wei},
  booktitle={Oncology letters},
  year={2013}
}
The present study aimed to investigate the composition and potential anticancer activities of essential oils obtained from two species, myrrh and frankincense, by hydrodistillation. Using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), 76 and 99 components were identified in the myrrh and frankincense essential oils, respectively, with the most abundant components, 2-Cyclohexen-1-one, 4-ethynyl-4-hydroxy-3,5,5-trimethyl- and n-Octylacetate, accounting for 12.01 and 34.66%, respectively. The… CONTINUE READING
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