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Progress in Essential Oils

By: Brian M. Lawrence, Consultant
Posted: March 18, 2009, from the April 2009 issue of P&F magazine.

Roman Chamomile Oil

Some samples of Roman chamomile that were produced from plants grown in Morocco were analyzed for their major constituents by Lahlou et al. (2000). The components characterized in these oils were:

isobutyl butyrate (2.0–9.0%)

isobutyl methacrylate (1.0–3.0%)

isobutyl isobutyrate (3.0–5.0%)