Comparative Study of Chemical Composition of Calotropis gigantea Flower, Leaf and Fruit Essential Oil

Minakshi Singh, Kalim Javed


Essential oil from flowers, leaves and fruits of Calotropis gigantea (L), was extracted by hydro distillation method. Total 21 components in leaves, 43 components in flowers and 21 components in fruits were identified. The extracted oil was characterized by GC and GC-MS techniques. Constituents common to flower, leaves and fruit were 3-Hexen-1-ol, Benzaldehyde, Benzyl alcohol, ± Linalool, Oct-3-en-2-ol, Phenethyl alcohol, α- Terpineol, 2,4-dimethyl-Acetophenone, 4-vinyl Guaiacol  and n-Tetradecane.

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