Chemical Composition of Different Parts of Matricaria chamomilla

Dragica Grgesina1, Milena L. Mandić2, Ljiljana Karuza3, T. Klapec2, D. Bočkinac1

D.P. Teina, Svilajska 31, 31 000 Osijek, Croatia

2Prehrambeno-tehnološki fakultet, p.p. 39, 31 000 Osijek, Croatia
3D.P.  Saponia, M. Gupca 2, 31 000 Osijek, Croatia

Article history:

Received June 28, 1994
Accepted June 19, 1995


In this paper, the quantity and composition of essential oil and flavonoids from camomile grown in Eastern Croatia were assayed. The mentioned quality parameters were determined in the power heads, but also in some parts of the plant - yellow florets, petals and, stems and leaf Essential oil content ivas determined by steam distillation (Clevenger's apparatus), and the oil was then analyzed by a gas chromatograph.
Flavonoids were determined spectrophotometrically after the formation of chelates between flavonoid aglycones and Al3+-ions.

*Corresponding author: Presented at the 2nd Croatian Congress of Food Technologists, Biotechnologists and Nutritionists, Zagreb, June15-17,1994

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