Melaleuca quinquenervia, Research Updates|

The essential oils obtained from the leaves of Melaleuca quinquenervia from Benin were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Three chemovarieties were identified; one with a high content of 1,8-cineole (48%) and a smaller amount of viridiflorol (17%), another with about equal amounts of the same two compounds and a third variety rich in viridiflorol (48%) with 1,8-cineole (12%) as the second most important constituent.

Reference: Moudachirou M; Gbenou J.D;  Garneau, F;  Jean.F;  Gagnon, H;  Koumaglo, K (1996) “Leaf Oil of Melaleuca quinquenervia from Benin.” Journal of Essential Oil Research Volume 8, Issue 1  Pages 67-69

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