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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Centratherum punctatum essential oil
Plant Name
: Centratherum punctatum
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant


The predominant constituent was β-caryophyllene (27.4%) (Table 1). Minor sesquiterpene hydrocarbons in 3.01–6.59% yield like cycloisosativene, α-copaene, trans-α-bergamotene, β-farnesene, germacrene D, bicyclogermacrene, α-humulene, and δ-cadinene occurred in C. punctatum oil. Among the oxygenated sesquiterpenes, spathulenol (1.26%), viridiflorol (2.12%), and caryophyllene oxide (2.42%) formed the notable constituents.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Gbolade, Adebayo A., et al. "Essential oil composition of Centratherum punctatum from Nigeria." Chemistry of natural compounds 45.1 (2009): 118-119.

2. Pawar, NAVEEN KUMAR, and N. E. E. L. A. K. A. N. T. A. N. Arumugam. "Leaf extract of Centratherum punctatum exhibits antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti proliferative properties." Asian j pharm clin res 4.3 (2011): 71-76.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Caryophyllene 27.40

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1A-Humulene 6.95
2D-Cadinene 6.59
3Germacrene D 5.93
4Alpha-Copaene 5.03
5Bicyclogermacrene 4.63
6(E)-Beta-Farnesene 3.90
7Trans-Alpha-Bergamotene 3.87
8Gamma-Muurolene 2.20
9Viridiflorol 2.12
10Caryophyllene Oxide 2.42
111-Epi-Cubenol 1.76
12Spathulenol 1.26
13Allo-Aromadendrene 1.22
14Beta-Bourbonene 1.28
15Beta-Curcumene 1.03
16Beta-Elemene 1.32
17Delta-Elemene 1.68
18Delta-Selinene 1.90

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