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Table 1 Chemical composition of methanolic extract (ME) from Nigella sativa seed oils

From: Elucidation of mechanisms of actions of thymoquinone-enriched methanolic and volatile oil extracts from Nigella sativa against cardiovascular risk parameters in experimental hyperlipidemia

Peak no. Compounds Retention time Area%
1 Limonene 11.138 1.13
2 Dihydrocarveol 13.709 0.08
3 4-Carvomenthenol 15.445 0.03
4 Thymoquinone 17.529 2.64
5 Isothymol 18.828 0.34
6 Verbenone 20.507 0.15
7 Humulen-(v1) 21.989 0.23
8 Butylated hydroxytoluene 24.380 2.44
9 Acetovanillone 25.395 0.94
10 3-Methoxy-4,5,6-trimethylphenol 28.170 0.05
11 4-(Methylthio)acetophenone 28.265 0.03
12 Myristic acid 29.861 0.06
13 Palmitic acid, methyl ester 33.175 0.10
14 (Z)6-Pentadecen-1-ol 34.024 0.53
15 Palmitic acid 34.248 2.77
16 Citronellyl butyrate 34.376 1.05
17 Oleic acid, methyl ester 36.567 0.49
18 Phytol 36.747 2.82
19 Linoleic acid 38.435 75.00
20 beta-Monolinolein 42.187 0.45
21 Benzedrex 42.672 0.35
22 Linoleoyl chloride 42.968 0.58
23 Silane, [1-(5-ethenyltetrahydro-5-methyl-2-furanyl)-1-methylethoxy] trimethyl-, trans- 45.655 1.74
24 Linoleic acid trimethylsilyl esterI 46.040 1.15
25 Glycerol 1-monolinolate 46.443 3.99
26 Acetylhydroquinone 51.604 0.14
27 Squalene 53.043 0.23
28 Stigmasterol 55.298 0.11
29 gamma-Sitosterol 56.448 0.21
30 Olealdehyde 58.703 0.17
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