Volatile Oils Containing Ketones

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Chapter: Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry : Drugs Containing Volatile Oils

Ketones present in volatile oils are divided into (1) mono-cyclic terpene ketones, for example, menthone, carvone, piperitone, pulegone and diosphenol; (2) Dicyclic ketones, including camphor, fenchone, and thujone; and (3) acyclic ketone, for example, artemisia ketone and tagetone.


VOLATILE OILS CONTAINING KETONES

 

 

Ketones present in volatile oils are divided into (1) mono-cyclic terpene ketones, for example, menthone, carvone, piperitone, pulegone and diosphenol; (2) Dicyclic ketones, including camphor, fenchone, and thujone; and (3) acyclic ketone, for example, artemisia ketone and tagetone.

 

The important drugs in this category are Camphor, Caraway, Dill, Fennel, and Jatamansi.

 

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