journal6 ›› 2004, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (2): 84-85.

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Determination of Chemical Constituents of Curcuma Aromatica and C. Longa


  1. ( Department of Chemistry, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China)
  • Online:2004-06-15 Published:2012-11-06
  • About author:ZHANG Yan??ping( 1979- ) , female, was born in Pingxiang, Jiangxi Province, Grade 2001 master postgraduate of Dept. of Chemistry, South China Normal University, majoring in modernization of traditional Chinese medicine and crude product.
  • Supported by:

    Supported by Major Project of Science Plans of Guangdong Province( A301020101) ; Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province( 011442) ;Universities Natural Science Research Project of Guangdong Province( 0124)

Abstract: The chemical compositions of the volatile oils obtained from two traditional Chinese medicines, rhizomes of Curcuma aromatica and C. longa were analyzed by GC- MS- DS. The major constituents in the oil from C. aromatica are Germacrene D, Curdione and Germa??crone, whereas those in the oil from C. longa are xanthorrhizol, Camphor, ??- curcumene, Germacrone, 1- methyl- 2, 3- methlene- 4-isopropylcyclohex anol, and 1, 8- cineol.

Key words: Curcuma aromatica, Curcuma longa , rhizome, volatile oil, chemical composition

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