Essential Oils from Argentinean Aromatic Plants

Authors
Juliani, Hector Rodolfo; Koroch, Adolfina; Simon, James; Biurrun, Fernando Noe; Castellano, Verónica; Zygadlo, Julio Alberto
Publication Year
2004
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
A research association was established between Rutgers University, USA and Argentinian Universities, National University of La Rioja and National University of Córdoba, to identify aromatic and medicinal plants of potential commercial interest for future cultivation and conservation programs. This study was part of a larger project to study the uses of native aromatic plants in commercial products in Argentina and to evaluate the content and composition of essential oils in some of the species growing wild in the Los Llanos region (La Rioja Province, midwestern Argentina). A regional market survey showed that the majority of these species are utilized commercially to prepare a wide range of commercial herbal products that include non-prescription drugs, composite yerba mate, herbal teas and non-alcoholic beverages. Lippia turbinata, locally known, as "Poleo" was the most used aromatic plant in Argentina, being found in the 38 % of commercial products, whereas, L. integrifolia (“incayuyo”) was present in 23 % of products. Chenopodium ambrosioides (“paico”) and Aloysia polystachia (“Te del burro”) were found in 5 % and A. gratissima (“Palo amarillo”) in only 1 % of commercial herbal products. The essential oil of these species and other aromatic plants from Los Llanos region (La Rioja Province) were evaluated. We found that several of the aromatic plants from this region of Argentina could serve as potential new sources of essential oils. In addition, the volatile oils of Lippia salsa and Larrea divaricata are described for the first time.
Fil: Juliani, Hector Rodolfo. New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program Rutgers University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Koroch, Adolfina. New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program Rutgers University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Simon, James. New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program Rutgers University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Biurrun, Fernando Noe. Universidad Nacional de la Rioja; Argentina
Fil: Castellano, Verónica. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales. Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal; Argentina
Fil: Zygadlo, Julio Alberto. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales. Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal; Argentina
Subject
MEDICINAL PLANTS
VOLATILE OILS
ALOYSIA GRATTISSIMA
ALOYSIA POLYSTACHIA
CHENOPODIUM AMBROSIOIDES
LIPPIA INTEGRIFOLIA
LIPPIA SALSA
LIPPIA TURBINATA
LARREA DIVARICATA
Otras Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/42653