Fatty acid composition of Dracunculus vulgaris Schott (Araceae) seed oil from Turkey


Saglik S. , ALPINAR K., IMRE S.

JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, vol.5, no.3, pp.231-233, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-233

Abstract

Dracunulus vulgaris Schott is only one taxon of the genus Dracunculus (Araceae) in Turkey, The tubers and the fruits with the seeds of D. vulgaris have long been in use for the treatment of rheumatism and hemorrhoids, respectively. The fatty acid composition of D. vulgaris seeds have been analyzed as their methyl esters by GC and GC-mass spectrometry. C16:0, C16:1n-7, C18:1n-9, C18:ln-7 (cis-vaccenic acid), C18:2n-6 and 13-phenyl tridecanoic acids were found to be the main components in the seed oil.