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Identification of Essential Oil Components from Nigella sativa Seed by Gas Chromatography-mass Spectroscopy

Harami M. Adamu, E.O. Ekanem and Suleiman Bulama
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The volatile oils from the seed of Nigella sativa were obtained by steam distillation. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to identify the components. Nine volatile oils were identified and 2-methyl-5(1-methyl ethyl)-Bicyclo[3.1.0]hex-2-ene was the major constituent (62.28%) while alpha-pinene was the minor (2.28%).

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Harami M. Adamu, E.O. Ekanem and Suleiman Bulama, 2010. Identification of Essential Oil Components from Nigella sativa Seed by Gas Chromatography-mass Spectroscopy. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 9: 966-967.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2010.966.967


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