pulegium oil

pulegium oil

[pyü′lē·jē·əm ‚ȯil]
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The essential oil content shows variations in plants of different geographical origin and also in different part of the tree: Stoyanova et al, (2005); studied the composition of Mentha pulegium oil collected from the Batak in the Rhodope Mountains (Bulgaria), they reported that the yields of oil obtained by water and steam distillation were 1.54% and 1.48%, respectively and the composition is characterized by a high content of pulegone (42.9-45.4%), piperitenone (21.7-23.1%) and isomenthone(11.3-12.8%).
This total oil was globally similar to that of Mentha pulegium oil of Tunisia which is (96.13%) (Hajlaoui et al., 2009) and is (92.26%) (Marzouk et al., 2008) and of north- western Himalayas India which is between (87-98%) (Agnihotri et al., 205), contrary it's different to those found in Mentha rotundifolia oil in Uruguay by Daniel et al (2002) which is 93.5%.
Daniel et al (2002), studied the composition of Mentha pulegium oil collected from the Uruguay, they reported that the composition is characterized by a high content of pulegone (73.4%) and isomenthone (12.9%); from Egypt: pulegone (43.5%) and piperitone (12.2%) (El-Ghorab, 2006); from Tunisia: pulegone (41.8%) and isomenthone (11.3%) (Mkaddem et al., 2007).