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Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 199) Last page : ( 201)
Print ISSN : 2231-5705. Online ISSN : 2231-5713.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5713.2016.00029.5

Essential oil composition of Thymus linearis (Benth) from western Himalaya of Uttrakhand, India

Joshi Rakesh K.1,2,*

1Department of Chemistry, DSB Campus Kumaun University, Nainital, India, Pin-236001

2Department of Education, Government of Uttrakhand, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: raakeshjoshi@rediffmail.com

Online published on 30 December, 2016.

Abstract

The chemical constituents from leaf essential oil of Thymus linearis Benth. was analyzed GC and GC-MS. The chemical composition of the isolated oil was characterized by 40 components. The major compounds were Thymol (40.50%), p-cymene (6.50%), thymol methyl ether (5.21%), p-cymen-8-ol (4.23%) terpinen-4-ol (2.54%), linalool, germacrene D (2.50%) α–copaene (2.40), carvacrol methyl ether (2.26%) as major compounds.

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Keywords

Thymus lineari, GC–MS, thymol, thymol methyl ether.

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