The constituents of the essential oil of Orobanche alba Stephan growing
wild in Iran using GC-FID and GC-MS were identified. Forty components were identified,
constituting approximately 96.09% of the oil. The oil was rich in Geranyl acetate
(26.0%), Palmitic acid (12.5%), Geranial (11.8%) and Neral (10.2%). The results obtained
showed that the essential oil of O. alba Stephan consists of twelve oxygenated
monoterpene compounds (62.1%).
Keywords: Orobanche alba Stephan, essential oil, geranyl acetate, palmitic acid, geranial, neral.
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