alexa Analysis of the Hydrosol Aroma of Indian Oregano
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Research Article

Analysis of the Hydrosol Aroma of Indian Oregano

Ram S. Verma*, Rajendra C. Padalia and Amit Chauhan
CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Research Centre, Pantnagar, P.O.- Nagla, Dairy farm, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand-263149, India
Corresponding Author : Ram Swaroop Verma
CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Research Centre, Pantnagar
P. O. Nagla, Dairy farm, Udham Singh Nagar
Uttarakhand-263149, India
Tel: 91-9756021222
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received July 28, 2011; Accepted July 30, 2012; Published August 07, 2012
Citation: Verma RS, Padalia RC, Chauhan A (2012) Analysis of the Hydrosol Aroma of Indian Oregano. Med Aromat Plants 1:112. doi: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000112
Copyright: © 2012 Verma RS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Background: Hydrosols or aqueous distillates are herbal medicinal water obtained as a side product during the process of hydro or steam distillation of aromatic plant materials for getting essential oils. Generally, hydrosols are fragrant due to presence of a fraction of hydrophilic components of essential oils. Typically, in commercial production, the essential oils are decanted after completion of distillation process, whereas the hydrosols are discarded as waste or in few cases cohobated back to the distillation still. Methods: In present study, Indian oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) populations (two chemotypes, viz. thymol, and carvacrol) were hydrodistilled and the compositions of resulted main essential oil (primary oil) and essential oil fraction dissolved in hydrosol (secondary oil) have compared using gas chromatography (GC/FID) and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS) techniques. Results: The primary oils of both the investigated populations were dominated by hydrocarbons (monoterpene, sesquiterpene, benzene derivatives; 53.4-57.6%), followed by their oxygenated derivatives (38.1-44.9%). However,secondary oils were mainly dominated by oxygenated compounds (92.0-96.2%). Conclusion: Present study concluded that the hydrosols of O. vulgare populations, a byproduct of essential oil industry, can be used as a potential source of phenolic compounds, viz. thymol and carvacrol.


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