African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 785

Volatile constituents of essential oils isolated from different parts of Alpinia calcarata Rosc

Md. Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan*, Jaripa Begum and Nemai Chandra Nandi        
Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Chittagong Cantonment, Chittagong-4220, Bangladesh.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 May 2011
  •  Published: 06 December 2011


The essential oils isolated from different parts of Alpinia calcarata Rosc. growing in Chittagong, Bangladesh, were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The leaf oil contained 1,8-cineole (28.48%) and camphor (21.40%) as the major constituents. The stem sheath oil had fenchyl acetate (19.16%) and carotol (16.77%) as the major compounds. On the other hand, the root oil showed fenchyl acetate (51.34%) and borneol (11.44%) as the main constituents.


Key words: Alpinia calcarata, essential oil composition, 1,8-cineole, fenchyl acetate.