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Progress in Essential Oils: October 2013

By: Brian Lawrence
Posted: September 30, 2013, from the October 2013 issue of P&F magazine.

The headspace volatiles isolated from Lavandula stoechas L. by a solid-phase trapping extraction technique in which the volatiles were trapped in Porapak Q after 3 h of 400 mL/min N2 flow through were analyzed by GC/MS by Kim and Lee (2002) and found to be as follows:

The authors further showed that the choice of fiber used for SPME headspace isolation had a profound effect on the volatile composition obtained.

Dedalioglu and Evrendilek (2004) screened a few Turkish oils for their antibacterial activity. Among the oils screened was a water-distilled oil of L. stoechas that was produced from Turkish grown plants. The oil screened was determined to possess the following composition:

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