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Phytochemical Analysis of Essential Oil from Anaphalis busua

Paridhi Bisht, Pushpa Joshi and Manoj Dhuni

D.S.B Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India


Abstract: The objective of this study is to assess oil composition of Anaphalis busua (Family: Asteraceae) which is collected from Almora district of Uttarakhand. The steam-distilled oil obtained from this plant was analysed by GC and GC-MS which led to the identification of 57 compounds representing 83.73% of the total oil. Beta-Caryophyllene-E has been reported as the major constituent of the essential oil of Anaphalis busua (13.07%) which is followed by unidentified (9.02%), cadinene <delta> (6.96%), cubenol (4.78%), curcumene <gamma-> (4.72%), cadinol <epi-alpha-> (4.14%), unidentified (4.07%), caryophyllene oxide (3.69%) and cadin-4-en-10-ol (3.65%) were other constituents present in this oil.

Key words: Anaphalis busua, essential oil, GC &GC-MS, Beta-Caryophyllene.
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