Composition of volatile oil, isolated from Duchesnea Indica (Andr.) Focke
Genetics and Plant Breeding Division, Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Kerala-673 635, India
J E Thoppil Genetics and Plant Breeding Division, Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Kerala-673 635 India E-mail: [email protected]
The herbage of mock strawberry, Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke, Rosaceae, on hydro distillation yields an aromatic pale yellow oil (0.1%). GC-MS analysis revealed that the herb essential oil contained carvacryl acetate (30.5%), valencene (7.6%), nona-hexacontanoic acid (7.2%), aristalone (5.3%), dehydro-aromadendrene (4.6%), eicosane (4.1%), and 2-hexa-decan-ol (4.1%), as major components.