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Antimicrobial agents from plants: antibacterial activity of plant volatile oils
The volatile oils of black pepper, clove, and thyme exhibited considerable inhibitory effects against all the organisms under test while their major components demonstrated various degrees of growth inhibition. Expand
Antioxidant activities of extracts from selected culinary herbs and spices
Abstract Recently, interest in plant-derived food additives has grown, mainly because synthetic antioxidants suffer from several drawbacks. Furthermore, plant extracts have been shown to possessExpand
Antioxidant properties and composition of aqueous extracts from Mentha species, hybrids, varieties, and cultivars.
It appeared that the level of activity identified was strongly associated with the phenolic content, with the M. x piperita "Frantsila" extract being better than the other extracts, except for ferrous iron chelation. Expand
Characterisation of the antioxidant properties of de-odourised aqueous extracts from selected Lamiaceae herbs
Abstract De-odourised aqueous extracts of four commonly consumed herbs belonging to the Lamiaceae family, i.e. oregano ( Origanum vulgaris L.), rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis L.), sage ( SalviaExpand
Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of some commercial essential oils
The essential oil composition of Cananga odorata, Boswellia thurifera, Cymbopogon citratus, Marjorana hortensis, Ocimum basilicum, Rosmarinus officinalis, Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Citrus limon wasExpand
Antioxidant properties of aqueous extracts from selected lamiaceae species grown in Turkey.
The Syrian oregano extract was the most effective chelator of iron(II), while Spanish and TurkishOregano extracts were the mosteffective inhibitors of nonsite-specific hydroxyl radical-mediated 2-deoxy-d-ribose degradation. Expand
Effect of an acid treatment on the phytochemical and antioxidant characteristics of extracts from selected Lamiaceae species
Aqueous-methanol extracts were prepared from basil (Ocimum basilicum L.), bay (Laurus nobilis L.), oregano (Origanum vulgare L.), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), sage (Salvia officinalis L.),Expand
Chemical composition and in vitro antioxidant evaluation of a water-soluble Moldavian balm (Dracocephalum moldavica L.) extract
The chemical composition and antioxidant properties of a water-soluble extract of Moldavian balm (Dracocephalum moldavica L., syn. Moldavian dragonhead) prepared by hydrodistillation are presented inExpand
Chemical Composition, Antimicrobial and Antioxidative Activity of Laurel, Sage, Rosemary, Oregano and Coriander Essential Oils
Abstract The essential oils obtained from five commercial samples of Sicilian aromatic plants, laurel, sage, oregano, rosemary and coriander were analyzed by GC/MS and assayed for theirExpand
In Vitro Antioxidant Activity of a Number of Plant Essential Oils and Phytoconstituents
Abstract The antioxidant capacity of the synthetic antioxidants BHA, BHT, pyrogallol and α-tocopherol, the essential oils from black pepper, clove, geranium, melissa, nutmeg, oregano and thyme and 33Expand