Essential oil composition and antimicrobial assay of Acorus calamus leaves from different wild populations

  title={Essential oil composition and antimicrobial assay of Acorus calamus leaves from different wild populations},
  author={Jolita Radu{\vs}ienė and Asta Judzentiene and Dalia Pe{\vc}iulytė and Valdimaras Janulis},
  journal={Plant Genetic Resources},
  pages={37 - 44}
The composition of essential oils obtained from leaves of Acorus calamus growing wild in 19 different locations was analysed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. In total, 84 constituents have been identified, representing at least 86% of the total essential oil. The essential oils were dominated by the presence of phenolic compounds: (Z)-asarone (15.7–25.5%) and (Z)-methyl isoeugenol (2.0–4.9%). Other identified major components were (E)-caryophyllene, α-humulene… 

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