The chemical constituants of the essential oil from aerial parts of Marrubium vulgare, collected in Algeria, were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The oil yield of the dried plant aerial parts, obtained by hydrodistillation, was 0.04% (w/w). 50 compounds, accounting for 82.46% of the oil, were identified. The major constituants were: 4,8,12,16-Tetramethyl heptadecan-4-olid (16.97%), Germacrene D-4-ol (9.61%), α-pinéne (9.37%) Phytol (4.87%), Dehydro-sabina ketone (4.12 %), Piperitone (3.27%), δ – Cadinene (3.13%), 1-Octen-3-ol (2.35%) and Benzaldehyde (2.31%).
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 13)
A. Abadi and A. Hassani, "Chemical Composition of Marrubium Vulgare l. Essential Oil from Algeria", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 13, pp. 210-214, 2013