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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Laurus nobilis essential oil
Plant Name
: Bay laurel, Sweet bay, Bay tree
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


The most abundant component found in laurel essential oil is 1,8-cineole, also called eucalyptol.[2] The leaves contain about 1.3% essential oils (ol. lauri folii), consisting of 45% eucalyptol, 12% other terpenes, 8-12% terpinyl acetate, 3–4% sesquiterpenes, 3% methyleugenol, and other α- and β-pinenes, phellandrene, linalool, geraniol, and terpineol, contains lauric acid also.

Other Details

oth essential and fatty oils are present in the fruit. The fruit is pressed and water-extracted to obtain these products. The fruit contains up to 30% fatty oils and about 1% essential oils (terpenes, sesquiterpenes, alcohols, and ketones).

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Fiorini, C., et al. "Composition of the Flower, Leaf and Stem Essential Oils from Laurus nobilis." Flavour and fragrance journal 12.2 (1997): 91-93.

2. Sayyah, M., et al. "Analgesic and anti‐inflammatory activity of the leaf essential oil of Laurus nobilis Linn." Phytotherapy Research 17.7 (2003): 733-736.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
11,8-Cineole 39.1
2Alpha-Terpinyl Acetate 18.6
3Methyl Eugenol 11.8
4Linalool 10.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Sabinene 4.4
2Limonene 2.6
3Alpha- Pinene 2.2
4Alpha-Terpineol 1.3
5Beta-Caryophyllene 1.6
6Terpinen-4-Ol 1.4
7Beta-Pinene 1.7
8A-Humulene 0.1
9Linalyl Acetate 0.2
10Myrcene 0.3
11Alpha-Thujene 0.1
12Beta-Elemene 0.5
13Beta-Eudesmol 0.4
14Beta-Phellandrene 0.3
15Bornyl Acetate 0.2
16Camphene 0.2
17D-Cadinene 0.1
18Germacrene D 0.1

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