Essential Oils Chemical Variability of Seven Populations of Salvia Officinalis L. In North of Albania


  • Alban Ibraliu Department of Agronomy Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Agricultural University of Tirana, Kodër Kamëz Tirana
  • Adrian Doko Department of Ecology and Agro-Environment, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Agricultural University of Tirana, Kodër Kamëz Tirana, Albania.
  • Avni Hajdari Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Science, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”
  • Nazim Gruda Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Bonn, Bonn
  • Zlatko Šatović University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Seed Science and Technology, Svetošimunska cesta 25, HR-10000 Zagreb. Centre of Excellence for Biodiversity and Molecular Plant Breeding (CroP-BioDiv), Svetošimunska cesta 25, HR-10000 Zagreb
  • Ivana Cvetkovikj Karanfilova Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Center for Natural Products, Skopje
  • Gjoshe Stefkov Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Skopje



Sage populations, essential oil, chemotype, medicinal and aromatic plants, North of Albania.


Essential oils from seven populations of Dalmatian sage from the North of Albania were extracted and analyzed according European Pharmacopeia 7.0. The yield differed from 1.95 to 2.75% v/w. The GC-FID-MS analysis of the sage oil revealed 42 constituents. Camphor (20.50-29.74%), followed by α-thujone (19.87-24.29%), 1,8-cineole (6.88-12.64%) and β-thujone (4.00-9.14%) were predominant constituents in all analyzed populations, representing 55.70-68.00% of the total components. All of the analyzed sage populations from northern Albania comply with ISO 6571/2008 standard and European Pharmacopeia 7.0. for Dalmatian sage essential oil content, while only four populations met the requirements of the ISO 9909/1997 standard for Dalmatian sage essential oil’s composition.

Author Biographies

Ivana Cvetkovikj Karanfilova, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Center for Natural Products, Skopje

Center for Natural Products (CNP)

Gjoshe Stefkov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Skopje

Institute of Pharmacognosy


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How to Cite

Ibraliu, A., Doko, A., Hajdari, A., Gruda, N., Šatović, Z., Cvetkovikj Karanfilova, I., & Stefkov, G. (2020). Essential Oils Chemical Variability of Seven Populations of Salvia Officinalis L. In North of Albania. Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 39(1), 31–39.



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