J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1987, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (2): -.

• Research Articles •    

The Main Chemical Components of Essential Oil from Ledum palustre L. var angustum N. Busch

Zhao De-xiu, Wang Hua-ting, Wu Cheng-shun, Sun Shou-wei and Ma Ya-ping   

Abstract: The plant of Ledum palustre L. var. angustum N. Busch is distributed in northeast China, it is used as a folk medicine. The essential oil was extracted by steam distilation from its leave. Twenty seven components have been idendified by GC-MS and other methods, such as: myrtenal, cuminal, ρ-cymene, β-thujene etc. Their contents in the oil have been determined also.

Key words: Ledum Palustre L. var. angustum N. Busch, Ericaceae, Essential oil

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