Journal Of Applied Horticulture ISSN: 0972-1045


Verdianrizi Mohammadreza

Department of pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Key words: Laurus nobilis L., essential oil, hydro distillation, larvicidal activity

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 2010, volume 12, issue 2, pages 155-157.

Abstract: The chemical composition of the essential oil obtained from the aerial parts of Laurus nobilis L., was examined by GC and GC/MS. The main components of the oil were identified. 1,8-cineole was the major component in the oil together with a - terpinyl acetate, terpinene - 4 - ol, a - pinene, P - pinene, p - cymene, linalool and terpinene - 4 - yl - acetate. The essential oil was tested against Anopheles stephensi and Culex pipiens larvae. The results obtained show that the essential oil could be considered as natural larvicidal agents.

Journal of Applied Horticulture