CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA L. AND ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS L. ESSENTIAL OILS CULTIVATED IN WEST ROMANIA PUBLISHEDA. Tomescu 1*, C. Rus1, Georgeta Pop1, Ersilia Alexa1, Renata Șumălan1, Dana Copolovici2, Monica Negrea1
Abstract. Lavandula angustifolia L. and Rosmarinus officinalis L. represent plants of interest in Romania widely used in phytotherapy, cosmetics and food industry. The aim of this paper is to study the chemical composition of essential oil (EO) of Lavandula angustifolia andRosmarinus officinalis L. cultivated in west Romania. Chemical composition of the EO was determined using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analysis. The results highlightes that linalool was the major compound in Lavandula angustifolia EOs (33.77-43.32%), while in Rosmarinus officinalis L.alfa-pinene was the most prelevant constituent (48.589%), followed by eucaliptol (16.252%).
Key words: Lavandula angustifolia L., Rosmarinus officinalisL. Essential oils EO, GC/MS