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Başer, K.H.C., Demirci, B., Özek, T., Viljoen, A.M., Victor, J.E. 2006. Composition of the essential oil of Diosma prama I. Williams. Journal of Essential Oil Research 18: 17–18.

Hydrodistilled essential oils from the herbal parts of Diosma prama were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Thirty compounds were characterized in chemotype A, representing 97.3% of the oil with 1,8-cineole + β-phellandrene (25.6%), myrcene (23.5%), β-pinene (10.4%), linalool (9.9%) as main constituents. The oil of chemotype B yielded a totally different composition. Thirty-five compounds were identified representing 98.9% of the oil with menthone (28.1%), limonene (26.6%), pulegone (10.8%), isomenthone (10.8%) and linalool (6.7%) as main constituents.



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