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Evaluation of three species of Hyssopus genus with respect to their development as well as essential oil content and its composition

Wiesław Rosłon, Ewa Osińska, Zenon Węglarz

Department of Vegetable and Medicinal Plants
Warsaw Agricultural University
Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
e-mail: ogr_krwl@alpha.sggw.waw.pl

Three species of Hyssopus genus (H. officinalis, H. ambiguns, and H. seravschanicus) were compared with respect to their yield of herb, essential oil content and chemical composition. The highest mass of herb was obtained from H. ambiguns (841.25 g per plant from two harvests) the lowest from H. seravschanicus (202.54 g per plant). The content of essential oil during the blooming period in the examined species did not exceed 1.0%. The main component of essential oil from Hofficinalis and H. seravschanicus was isopinocamphone and from H. ambiguns 1.8-cineole. Sensoric evaluation of raw material was also performed.

Rosłon W., Osińska E., Węglarz Z., 2002. Evaluation of three species of Hyssopus genus with respect to their development as well as essential oil content and its composition. Folia Horticulturae 14/2: 145-151.