Pharmacognosy Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 257--259

Constituents of Artemisia indica Willd. from Uttarakhand Himalaya: A source of davanone


S. Zafar Haider1, Manindra Mohan2, Harish Chandra Andola3 
1 Centre for Aromatic Plants, Selaqui, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Chemistry, D.A.V. (PG) College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
3 School of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, Doon University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Harish Chandra Andola
School of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, Doon University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand - 248 012
India

Background: The genus Artemisia is important due to its medicinal properties as well as vital aroma compounds of commercial value. Objective: The aim of the study was to explore the potential of the essential oil of Artemisia indica wildly growing in Uttarakhand. Materials and Methods: The aerial parts of Artemisia indica Willd. (Asteraceae), collected from wild growing habitat of Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand (north of India) at full flowering stage were hydro-distilled and gave pale yellow oil with the yield of 0.8% (v/w). The obtained essential oil was analyzed by GC and GC-MS and identified 32 components, amounting 95.42% of the oil. Results: Among detected compounds, the principal component was found to be davanone (30.80%), followed by β-pinene (15.30%) and germacrene-D (5.82%). Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on A. indica from Himalayan region of India, which detected davanone as major component. The species, collected from a specific location, can be explored for isolation of davanone for its industrial utilization and as alternate source of Artemisia pallens, which have already established commercial value.


How to cite this article:
Haider SZ, Mohan M, Andola HC. Constituents of Artemisia indica Willd. from Uttarakhand Himalaya: A source of davanone.Phcog Res 2014;6:257-259


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Haider SZ, Mohan M, Andola HC. Constituents of Artemisia indica Willd. from Uttarakhand Himalaya: A source of davanone. Phcog Res [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Dec 4 ];6:257-259
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