• Basudeba Kar Siksha O Anusandhan University
  • Pratap Chandra Panda Regional Plant Resource Centre
  • Suprava Sahoo Siksha O Anusandhan University
  • Biswabhusan Dash Siksha O Anusandhan University
  • Sanghamitra Nayak Siksha O Anusandhan University


Objective: Bosenbergia longiflora (wall.) Kuntze is a rhizomatous plant of family Zingiberaceae which has been traditionally used for curing many diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, aphthous ulcer,antiinflamatory, healing of wound etc. The present work is aimed at phytochemical profiling, especially terpenoids, of rhizome essential oil of Bosenbergia longiflora (wall.) Kuntze using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis.

Methods: The essential oil from mature fresh rhizome was extracted by hydro distillation method by using Clevenger's apparatus. GC-MS analysis of essential oil was carried out to identify major volatile constituents.

Results: The present work revealed that the oil was highly rich in longipinocarvone, a sesquiterpenoid, as major compound (81.69%). The oil also contained trans-caryophyllene (1.54%), β-Cis caryophyllene (3.41%), patchoulene (2.97%), borneol (2.32%), limolene (1.5%) etc. GC- MS detected 13 compounds out of which 12 compounds could be identified.

Conclusion: GC-MS analysis of Bosenbergia longiflora revealed an abundance of longipinocarvone which may responsible for many activities it possesses. The percentage of longipinocarvone being higher in this plant, it could be explored for various pharmaceutical uses.


Keywords: Bosenbergia longiflora, Zingiberaceae, GC-MS, Essential Oil, Longipinocarvone


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Author Biographies

Basudeba Kar, Siksha O Anusandhan University
Centre of Biotechnology
Pratap Chandra Panda, Regional Plant Resource Centre
Taxonomy and Conservation Division
Suprava Sahoo, Siksha O Anusandhan University
Centre of Biotechnology
Biswabhusan Dash, Siksha O Anusandhan University
Centre of Biotechnology
Sanghamitra Nayak, Siksha O Anusandhan University
Centre of Biotechnology


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Kar, B., P. C. Panda, S. Sahoo, B. Dash, and S. Nayak. “GC-MS ANALYSIS OF RHIZOME ESSENTIAL OIL OF BOSENBERGIA LONGIFLORA (WALL) KUNTZE RICH IN LONGIPNOCARVONE, A SESQUITERPENOID”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 7, no. 2, Feb. 2015, pp. 568-70, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/3422.
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