Chemical compositions of essential oils from two Artemisia species used in Mongolian traditional medicine

  • Javzmaa N Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, MAS 4th building, Peace Avenue, Bayanzurkh district, Ulaanbaatar 13330, Mongolia
  • Altantsetseg Sh Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, MAS 4th building, Peace Avenue, Bayanzurkh district, Ulaanbaatar 13330, Mongolia
  • Shatar S Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, MAS 4th building, Peace Avenue, Bayanzurkh district, Ulaanbaatar 13330, Mongolia
  • Amarjargal A Mongolian University of Khovd, Khovd aimag, Mongolia
Keywords: Artemisia palustris L, Artemisia sericea Weber, β-ocimene, 1, 8-cineole, camphor,

Abstract

Essential oils of aromatic and medicinal plants generally have a diverse range of activities because they possess many active constituents that work through a several modes of action. Artemisia, the largest genus of the family Asteraceae, has a number of effects against human and plant diseases. The main purpose of the present study was to investigate chemical compositions of essential oils of two Artemisia species, Artemisia palustris L and Artemisia sericea Weber ex Stechm from the Mongolian steppe zone using gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The essential oil of A.palustris was characterized by the presence of monoterpene hydrocarbons such as  trans-β-ocimene (59.1%), cis-β-ocimene (11.6%) and myrcene (7.1%), while the oil of A.sericea was dominated by the presence of three oxygenated monoterpenoids as 1,8-cineole (25.8%), borneol (22.5%) and camphor (18.8%) which are used for preparation of a fragrance and medicinal products.

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Author Biography

Javzmaa N, Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, MAS 4th building, Peace Avenue, Bayanzurkh district, Ulaanbaatar 13330, Mongolia

Scientific researcher, Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences,

Published
2018-02-13
How to Cite
N, J., Sh, A., S, S., & A, A. (2018). Chemical compositions of essential oils from two Artemisia species used in Mongolian traditional medicine. Mongolian Journal of Chemistry, 18(44), 48-51. https://doi.org/10.5564/mjc.v18i44.881
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