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Table 5 Seasonal composition of S. thymbra EO after fractionation

From: Anti-plasmodial and insecticidal activities of the essential oils of aromatic plants growing in the Mediterranean area

Compounds % Composition*
  A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 C3
γ-terpinene 54    50    39   
β-caryophyllene 15    15    32   
p-cymene 10    11    12   
thymol-methyl-ether 4    - 9   - 10  
thymol   83 61   75 51   73 47
carvacrol   5 21   11 25   11 22
thymol acetate   3    0.5    1  
caryophyllene oxide   8    3    3  
terpinen-4-ol    5    7    8
Thym./carv. ratio - 16.6 2.9 - 6.8 2.0 - 6.6 2.1
  1. * sample A: before flowering; sample B: during flowering; sample C: after flowering.
  2. Fraction 1-3 were obtained through fractionation on silicagel column chromatography and analysed by CG-FID-MS on a Mega5 column (5%phenyl methyl polysiloxane) 25 m, 0.25 mm i.d., 0.25 μm film thickness.