Phenotypic and Biochemical Characterization of a New Genotype of Satureja montana (L.)

Costel VÎNĂTORU, Elena BARCANU, Ovidia Loredana DOBRE-AGAPIE, Ion GHERASE, Bianca TĂNASE, Geanina NEGOȘANU

Abstract


Satureja Montana L. is an underrated, but very valuable species with multiple uses appreciated especially for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. At VRDS Buzau was obtained a new genotype of winter savory with high content in volatile oils, minerals and with a yield potential of over 4.802 kg/plant after five years of cultivation. The content in volatile oils was determined using gas chromatography and the main component of the volatile oils were: thymol (83.04%), carvacrol (4.46%), o-cymene (4.21%) and other 13 components, in smaller percentages. The plant is perennial and can be grown for over 20 years.

Keywords


endemic; gas-chromatography; Lamiaceae; mineral content; volatile oils.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:2020.0041




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