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Md Tanwir Athar.
Research Center, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 86-92.

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Background: The present study is focused on the analysis of chemical constituents of the Coriandrum sativum L. (Locally known as “Kamoon”) which is available in the market of Saudi Arabia.
Material and methods: The coriander oil was analyzed by Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The mass spectra were compared with the standard spectra available in National Institute Standard and Technique (NIST) library.
Results: The results indicated that the coriander oil is composed of a number of chemical compounds including alpha-pinene, Linalool, and geraniol which are biologically active.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that the Coriandrum sativum due to the presence of many bioactive compounds can be used as a new potential source of medicine for the treatment of a various type of illness.
Keywords: Coriandrum sativum, GC/MS.