Records of Natural Products

Year: 2018 Volume: 12   Issue: 3




Volatiles of Turkish Cyperus rotundus L. Roots

İlham Eröz Poyraz, Betül Demirci and Sevim Küçük

Anadolu University Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany,Eskişehir, Türkiye

Anadolu University Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy 26470 Eskişehir, Türkiye

Abstract: Purple nutsedge, Cyperus rotundus L. (Cyperaceae) is an invasive plant grown in all around the world. C. rotundus rhizomes are called “topalak” and an analgesic plant for the treatment of stomach ache in infants, folk medicine in Turkey. The volatile compounds of C. rotundus rhizomes were investigated by Headspace-SPME. Cyperene (30.5% and 28.0%), α-copaene (10.6% and12%) and α-ylangene (7.7% and10.5%) were identified as main volatile components of rhizomes and analyzed at room temperature and 40ºC respectively. This study designed to support detailed studies on underground plant parts volatiles and it is the first time to identification of volatile compounds of raw C. rotundus rhizomes collected from Turkey by Headspace-SPME and GC and GC-MS.

Keywords: Cyperus rotundus L.; purple nutsedge; rhizome; volatile compounds; Headspace-SPME. © 2018 ACG Publications. All rights reserved.