Author(s): M N I Bhuiyan, J Begum, P K Sardar, M S Rahman
The chemical constituents of leaf and peel essential oil of Citrus medica L. were analysed by gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (G C-MS). Nineteen components accounting for 99.9% of the oil were identified in leaf oil. The major constituents are erucylamide (28.43%), limonene (18.36%) and citral (12.95%) . The peel oil contains forty three components accounting for 99.8% of the total oil and the major components are isolimonene (39.37%), citral ( 23.12%) and limonene (21.78%).