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Artemisia herba-alba Asso - Asteraceae - white wormwood, armoise herbe blanche (fr.)

Upright, shrubby perennial, 0.20-0.40m high, native to Morocco and the Mediterranean region; leaves grey-green, pinnately divided, covered with fine glandular hairs, strongly aromatic.

The essential oil of the herb is used in perfumery as armoise oil.

Major components of Artemisia herba-alba Asso essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation growing in eastern Morocco (Taforalt) were found to be camphor (43.0%), camphene (7.2%), 1,8-cineole (7.0%), filifolone (7.0%), borneol (4.8%), and bornyl acetate (3,7%).
[Imelouane, B., et al. „Essential oil composition and antimicrobial activity of Artemisia herba-alba Asso grown in Morocco.“ Banat's Journal of Biotechnology 1.2 (2010)]

camphor
camphor
thujone
(α + β) thujone
1,8-cineole
1,8-cineole

Oils of commerce contained mainly:
α-thujone (42.4%), β-thujone (17.0%), camphor (15.1%), and 1,8-cineole (4.4%):
https://www.purenature.co.nz/site/purenature/images/ARMOISE-710.PNG
α-thujone (46.0%)%, camphor (22.4%), β-thujone (8.6%).
https://www.edenbotanicals.com/armoise-mugwort.html

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Boissier, E.P., Voyage botanique dans le midi d’Espagne, vol.1 t.94 (1839-1845) [J.C. Heyland]
http://botanicalillustrations.org/species.php?id_species=91942

artemisia_herba-alba_asso.txt · Zuletzt geändert: 2018/03/29 10:39 von andreas