Chemical Composition of Essential Oil of the Aerial Parts of Lepechinia salviae (Lindl.) Epl. from Northern Chile

Lepechinia salviae (Lindl.) Epling is an endemic species from northern Chile, where it is important medicinal plant. Essential oil from the aerial parts of L. salviae was extracted using hydro-distillation and analyzed using Gas Chromatography linked to a MS detector and a FID detector. Total thirty-four components (99.3 %) were identified; oxygenated sesquiterpenes tau-cadinol (12.84 %), ledol (10.19 %), illudol (10.02 %) and delta-cadinol (8.52 %) were the main constituents found. This study contributes to the knowledge of L. salviae whose essential oil had not been studied yet.

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