Essential oil composition of Valeriana officinalis ssp collina cultivated in Bulgaria

R Bos*, H Hendriks, N Pras, A St Stojanova, EV Georgiev

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The essential oils obtained from air-dried subterranean parts of Valeriana officinalis ssp. collina (Wallr.) Nyman (Valerianaceae), 'Shipka,' was analyzed by GC and GC/MS, and 62 components were identified. The oil yield, collected in plants grown in 1995 and 1938, was 0.42% (v/m) and 0.40% (v/m) respectively, related to the air-dried roots. Two new sesquiterpenes, (-)-pacifigorgia-1(6),10-diene and (-)-valerena-4,7(11)-diene were identified for the first rime in both oils. Some major constituents were bornyl acetate (6.0%-7.3%), spathulenol (5.2%-4.1%), valeranone (12.0%-6.8%), valerenal (9.1%-8.5%), alpha-kessyl acetate (2.1%-6.2%) and (-)-vaierena-4,7(11)-diene (7.2%-4.6%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Essential Oil Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Valeriana officinalis ssp collina
  • Valerianaceae
  • (-)valerena-4,7(11)-diene
  • (-)-pacifigorgia-1(6),10-diene
  • essential oil composition
  • valerenic acid and derivatives

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