Component composition of essential oil shoots and leaves of Laurus nobilis L. Ukrainian origian




Laurus nobilis L., shoots, leaves, essential oil, 1,8-cineole, α-terpinyl acetate, spatulenol, methyleugenol


The aim of our work was to carry out a comparative analysis of the essential oils of shoots and leaves of Laurus nobilis L. Ukrainian flora and to determine the prospects for their use in pharmacy.

Materials and methods. Raw materials for obtaining essential oil (shoots and leaves) of Laurus nobilis L. were harvested in November 2017 in the southern regions of Ukraine.

By the method of chromatography-mass spectrometry using an Agilent Technology 6890N chromatograph, the component composition of 4 samples of essential oil of Laurus nobilis L. raw material was investigated and identified.

The composition of the essential oil was identified by comparing the results with the data from the NIsT 02 mass spectra library (more than 174,000 substances).

Results. Thus, in the studied series of the essential oil of the shoots, a similarity was observed both in the set of components and in the relative content of a number of individual compounds and compounds of structurally related groups. The content in these samples was dominated by 1,8-cineole (19.63 % of the amount and 12.93 % of the amount, respectively), α-terpinyl acetate (16.22 % of the amount and 16.03 % of the amount, respectively).

In contrast to the series of the essential oil of the shoots, the component composition of the essential oil of the leaves of the two series was significantly different. In both studied series, only 3 compounds were identified that are common - these are aromatic compounds methyleugenol, trans-methylisoevgenol, and the sequiterpenoid caryophyllene oxide.

Conclusions. Thus, a comparative analysis of the component composition of biologically active substances in the essential oils of shoots and leaves of the Laurus nobilis L. Ukrainian harvest showed the prospects for further pharmacognostic research of this plant as a source of medicinal raw materials

Author Biographies

Olga Khvorost, National University of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy, Professor

Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds and Nutrition

Irina Posohova, National University of Pharmacy

Postgraduate Student

Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds and Nutrition

Yuliia Fedchenkova, Nizhyn Mykola Gogol State University

Doctor of Pharmacy, Professor

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Kateryna Skrebtsova, National University of Pharmacy

PhD, Assistant

Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds and Nutrition


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How to Cite

Khvorost, O. ., Posohova, I., Fedchenkova, Y., & Skrebtsova, K. (2021). Component composition of essential oil shoots and leaves of Laurus nobilis L. Ukrainian origian. ScienceRise: Pharmaceutical Science, (4(32), 50–58.



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