Phytochemical Constituents of Genus Nepeta
Genus Nepeta (family Lamiaceae) is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa and they are commonly known as catmints. The essential oils of Nepeta genus are characterized by the presence of one or more of the nepetalactone isomers which are the biochemical markers of this genus. The major compounds present in the essential oils of different Nepeta species have been summarized in this review article.
Arif Hussain Bhat*, Aparna Alia , Bharty Kumar and Sofi Mubashir