Research Progress of Essential Oils from Ledum palustre
JIANG Wei,LIU Jing-bo,LU Jing,GUAN Shuang,ZHANG Yan (Laboratory of Nutrition and Functional Food, College of Quartermaster Technology, Jilin University, Changchun 130062, China)
Ledum palustre is a traditional herb and a perfume plant. A large number of essential oils such as cumin aldehyde, p-cymene and α-pinene in ledum palustre execute multiple functions. The components and contents of essential oils in Ledum palustre were highly correlated with their growth environment, harvest seasons and nutritional organs. Essential oils from Ledum palustre have many physiological functions including skin absorption enhancement, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, reparative, diuretic, hepatoprotective, acaricidal, insecticidal, radioprotective and antitoxic functions. Based on the reports at home and abroad, Ledum palustre will have promising development value.