Tagetes minuta L. known as Muster John Henry is an annual, fragrant and naturalized plant species in Turkey. The study aimed to determine essential oil content and components of Tagetes minuta L. from the flora of Hatay. Flower and leaf parts were hydro-distilled together in the full flowering period. Essential oils were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Essential oil content was found at 1.8%. Essential oil compositions that constitute 99.97% of the essential oil were revealed. Main components found as trans-β-ocimene 44.96% and berbenone 22.54%. Tagetes minuta has wide usage in perfume, food and ornamental plant industry. Further studies should perform on the cultivation of the species for national industries.
|Publication Date||June 30, 2020|
|Published in Issue||Year 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2|
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