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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 157) Last page : ( 159)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00031.1

First report on leaf Essential oil of In vitro Kaempferia galanga L. from Eastern India

Parida Reena1,*, Mohanty Sujata2, Nayak Sanghamitra1

1Centre for Biotechnology, SPS, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

2Ramadevi Womens University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ms.reenas@gmail.com

Online published on 24 February, 2020.


Today over 95% of the medicinal plants used by the industries in India is collected from forest and other natural resources. Due to the fast changing lifestyle globally, now there is demand of medicinal plants that are of great commercial value and wild origin. In the present study, the leaf essential oil analysis of Kaempferia galanga by Gas chromatography-mass spectrometery (GC-MS) has been studied. These oils were extracted through hydrodistillation process and its chemical composition was analyzed by Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. A total of 5 compounds were identified from the micropropagated plants. The major compound identified in were ethyl p-methoxycinnamate as 72.23% respectively. The medicinally beneficial compounds present in the oil is the first report on in vitro Kaempferia galanga leaves confirming the plant to be treated for various diseases in human and for commercial purposes.



Kaempferia galanga, essential oil, GC-MS, medicinal, ethyl p-methoxycinnamate.


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