Chemical Investigation of Essential Oil of Abutilon Indicum

The plant Abutilon indicum contains 0.15% of essential oil which mainly consists of α-pinene, caryophyllene, caryophyllene-oxide, endesmol, farnesol, borenol, geraniol, geranyl acetate, elemens and 1:8-cineole along with a number of other minor constituents.

 Abutilon indicum, an aromatic plant belonging to the family Malvaceae, is an annual herb commonly found in Madhya Pradesh, India.

The essential oil, for the present work obtained by steam distillation of the flowering top, yielded a reddish brown coloured oil. The physico-chemical characteristics of the oil were determined according to the methods recommended by Guenther.

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