AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Carduus pycnocephalus essential oil
Plant Name
: Plymouth thistle
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Aerial part


Major constutuent of essential oil is hexadecanoic acid

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Esmaeili, Akbar, et al. "Volatile constituents of Centaurea depressa MB and Carduus pycnocephalus L. two compositae herbs growing wild in Iran." Journal of essential oil research 17.5 (2005): 539-541.

2. Al-Shammari, A. L., H. B. W. Hassan, and A. H. Al-Youssef. "Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil and lipid content of Carduus pycnocephalus L. growing in Saudi Arabia." Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research 4.2 (2012): 1281-1287.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Hexadecanoic Acid 23.30

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Tetradecanoic Acid 4.30
2Dodecanoic Acid 3.0
3Beta-Eudesmol 2.70
4Elemol 2.10
5Alpha-Cadinol 1.70

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