Submitted to: Journal of Essential Oil Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/30/2005
Publication Date: 7/5/2006
Citation: Tucker, A.O., Maciarello, M.J., Bryson, C.T. 2006. The essential oil of kyllinga odorata vahl (cyperaceae), from mississippi. Journal of Essential Oil Research, 18:381-382.
Interpretive Summary: Natural essential oils are important as additives to food and cosmetic preparations and in aromatherapy worldwide. Fragrant kyllinga is a non-native, occasionally weedy species in the southeastern United States. This is the first report of essential oils from fragrant kyllinga and only the second report of essential oils form this group of plants. Additional research is needed to determine the significance of the essential oil discovered in fragrant kyllinga.
Technical Abstract: An essential oil of fragrant kyllinga, Kyllinga odorata Vahl (Cyperaceae), collected in Mississippi, was examined by GC/MS/FID. Twenty-four different constituents were identified with dominant components of dihydrokaranone (53.1±16.6%) and aristolochene (11.3±2.4%).