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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Hyssopus officinalis essential oil
Plant Name
: Hyssopus
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Shoot

Introduction

The main volatile constituents of H. ocinalis essential oil from a variety of locations are b-pinene, limonene, b-phellandrene, 1,8-cineole, pinocamphone, isopino-camphone, pinocarvone, germacrene-D and methyleugenol.

Other Details

The fresh herb is commonly used in cooking. Essence of hyssop can be obtained by steaming, and is used in cooking to a lesser extent. The plant is commonly used by beekeepers to produce a rich and aromatic honey.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name
1Anti-fungal

Reference

1. Garg, S. N., et al. "Composition of essential oil from an annual crop of Hyssopus officinalis grown in Indian plains." Flavour and fragrance journal 14.3 (1999): 170-172.

2. Letessier, M. P., K. P. Svoboda, and D. R. Walters. "Antifungal activity of the essential oil of hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)." Journal of phytopathology 149.11‐12 (2001): 673-678.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Pinocamphone 49.11

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Pinene 18.40
2Limonene 5.55
3Beta-Phellandrene 4.15
4Alpha- Pinene 1.80
5Sabinene 1.26
6Alpha-Thujene 1.01
7(Z,E)-Farnesol 0.29
8Germacrene-D 0.65
9Alpha-Eudesmol 0.18
10Methyl Eugenol 0.21
11Alpha-Humulene 0.07
12Myrtenol 0.66
13Alpha-Terpineol 0.54
14Beta-Caryophyllene 0.27
15Beta-Eudesmol 0.17
16Cis-beta-ocimene 0.11
17Delta-Cadinene 0.80
18Elemene 0.15

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