Lavandula angustifolia is a well known herbal medicinal plant with a variety of useful
properties, cultivated in the hill area of Uttarakhand was found to have 0.55 % essential oil on dry
weight basis analyzed by GC and GC-MS. Thirty four constituents, representing 96.41% of the oil
were identified. The higher percentage of major components is linalyl acetate (39.10%), linalool
(29.7%), α- terpineol (4.35%), and trans caryophyllene (3.76%). The quality of lavender oil produced
in Garhwal Himalayan region can be compared with other parts of the globe which indicates its
Keywords: Essential oil, GC-MS, lamiaceae, Lavandula angustifola, linalyl acetate.
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