• Rajalekshmy V. S. Department of Botany, Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Courtallam. India
  • V. Manimekalai Department of Botany, Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Courtallam. India



GC-MS, Clove buds, Pedicel, Eugenol, Caryophyllene


Objective: To analyse and compare the major chemical components in the flower buds, pedicels and leaves of Syzygium aromaticum by Gas-Chromatography Mass spectrometry technique.

Methods: Healthy and mature flower buds, pedicels and leaves were shade dried and pulverized using a mechanical grinder. The powder was successively extracted with ethanol (40-60o C). The extracts were concentrated under reduced pressure in a rotary evaporator. The ethanolic extracts of the plant parts such as leaves, pedicels, and buds were used for GC-MS analysis.

Results: The major constituent is eugenol. Pedicels contain 79.75% eugenol, buds contain 74.12% eugenol and leaves contain 51.03% eugenol. In addition to eugenol, other important components are Acetyl eugenol, Caryophyllene, Humulene and Caryophyllene oxide.

Conclusion: Eugenol has a wide range of medicinal properties such as antiseptic, anaesthetic, analgesic anti-inflammatory. Commercially pedicel is not used for eugenol extraction. Present study has revealed that it could be used as a promising one in pharmaceutical industry in addition to flower buds.


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How to Cite

S., R. V., and V. Manimekalai. “COMPARISION OF PHYTOCHEMICALS IN THE FLOWER BUDS, PEDICELS AND LEAVES OF SYZYGIUM AROMATICUM (L.) MERRIL AND PERRY”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 4-7, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2019v11i1.31991.



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