Lohani H.,Center for Aromatic Plants Dehradun |
Andola H.C.,Center for Aromatic Plants Dehradun |
Chauhan N.,Center for Aromatic Plants Dehradun |
Bhandari U.,Center for Aromatic Plants Dehradun
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine | Year: 2012
Objective: To evaluate the variation of Cinnamomum tamala leaf essential oil in respect with months and tree size class. Methods: By fallowing standard laboratory methods using capillary GC-FID and GC-MS. Results: The oil samples were analyzed for two months and two different tree size classes. cinnamaldehyde, was the principal component, was higher in the both months i.e. October and January, highest in 30 cm girth class tree in January month (59.23%) and lowest in 60 cm girth class tree in a month of October (41.90%). Smaller size class tree contained greater amount of cinnamaldehyde as compared to higher size class. Conclusions: Consequences of the present study need to selection of proper, tree size and month for harsh economic potentials of such valuable resources. © 2012 Asian Pacific Tropical Biomedical Magazine.