Essential oil composition and mineral element content of Salvia Aethiopis L. from Turkey

Senkal B., USKUTOĞLU T., Fidan H., Stankov S., DOĞAN H., Stoyanova A.

Bulgarian Chemical Communications, vol.54, no.1, pp.57-61, 2022 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.34049/bcc.54.1.maep03
  • Journal Name: Bulgarian Chemical Communications
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-61
  • Keywords: essential oil, heavy metal, Salvia aethiopis
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Union of Chemists in Bulgaria.Mediterranean sage (Salvia aethiopis L.) is a common species in Turkey belonging to the family Lamiaceae. It could be used for various medicinal purposes as an ointment, for treating multiple diseases, etc. Mediterranean sage was collected from the campus area of Yozgat Bozok University Erdoǧan Akdaǧ in June 2017. The essential oil was isolated from leaves by hydrodistillation and analyzed utilizing GC and GC/MS. Among the 32 components identified in this essential oil (yield 0.15%), caryophyllene oxide (30.11%), aromadendrene (18.03%), α-humulene epoxide (5.78%), (E)-α-bisabolene (5.72%), and isoaromadendrene epoxide (4.30%) were found to be the major constituents. Concentrations of potentially harmful heavy metals (Al, Cd, Co, Cr, Ni) were below the respective toxic levels.