Document Type : Original Paper


1 Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

2 company of Zagros Daru, Lorestan, Aleshtar, Islamic Republic of Iran


Abderaz The composition of the essential oil obtained from the seeds of Ammi majus L. which collected from province of Khozestan in the southwest area of Iran.The oils was analyzed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Twenty - eight components have been identified in the extract of A. majus L. with Toluene (3.766%), Thymol (12.811%), Carvacrol (37.811%) as major components, respectively. The seeds extract was rich in monoterpenes. The various functions of terpenoide compounds have been widely studied. They have diverse activity including antibacterial, antifungal, antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory relieving digestive and anticancer.