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BACKGROUND In 1957, Tunisia introduced 117 species of Eucalyptus; they have been used as fire wood, for the production of mine wood and to fight erosion. Actually, Eucalyptus essential oil is traditionally used to treat respiratory tract disorders such as pharyngitis, bronchitis, and sinusitis. A few investigations were reported on the biological activities(More)
The chemical composition of the essential oils of five populations of Hypericum triquetrifolium Turra from Tunisia and their intraspecific variability were analyzed in detail by GC/MS. One hundred seventy-four compounds were identified, representing averages of 87.9 to 98.7% of the oil composition. The components are represented here by homologous series of(More)
The essential oils of fifteen Eucalyptus species harvested from the Jbel Abderrahman and Korbous arboreta (North East Tunisia) were screened for their antibacterial activities by the agar disc diffusion method. Eighteen major components as identified by GC/FID and GC/MS were selected for a study of the chemical and biological activity variability. The main(More)
The natural products are widely used in many fields as pharmaceutical, flavor, industrial, and additive compounds. In many cases, there is a need to evaluate the cytotoxic effect of these products and to determine the non cytotoxic concentration at which they can be used in a safe manner. The objective of the present study was to compare two methods of(More)
BACKGROUND A number of bio-active secondary metabolites have been identified and reported for several Hypericum species. Many studies have reported the potential use of the plant extracts against several pathogens. However, Hypericum triquetrifolium is one of the least studied species for its antimicrobial activity. The aim of the present study was to(More)
Six new benzophenone glycosides, 2,3',4,5',6-pentahydroxybenzophenone 4-O-(6″-benzoyl)-β-d-glucopyranoside (1), 2,3',4,5',6-pentahydroxybenzophenone 4-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (2), 2,3',4,5',6-pentahydroxybenzophenone 2-O-(2″-benzoyl)-α-l-arabinopyranoside (3), 2,3',4,5',6-pentahydroxybenzophenone 2-O-α-l-arabinopyranoside (4),(More)
Nanoparticles derived from plants known for their high content of flavonoids provide a biologically inspired route to designing therapeutic agents and a means of reducing nanoparticle toxicity. Little is currently known on the antiviral activity of Salvia officinalis L. and Washingtonia filifera H.Wendl aqueous extracts and their corresponding(More)
The chemical composition of the essential oils extracted from some Tunisian Hypericum species and their larvicidal activity against Culex pipiens larvae were evaluated. The chemical compositions of the essential oils from the aerial plant parts were analyzed using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. One hundred and thirty-four compounds were identified,(More)
ZYED ROUIS, AMEUR ELAISSI, NABIL BEN SALEM ABID, MOHAMED ALI LASSOUED, PIER LUIGI CIONI, GUIDO FLAMINI, MAHJOUB AOUNI Laboratory of Transmissible Diseases and Biological active Substances, Faculty of Pharmacy, Avenue Avicenne, 5000, Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia Pharmacognosy Laboratory, Faculty of Pharmacy, Avenue Avicenne, 5000, Monastir,(More)
In the present study the chemical composition of the essential oils from aerial parts and flowers of Achillea ligustica All., collected in Lipari (Aeolian Islands) was evaluated by GC and GC-MS. (Z)-Chrysanthenyl acetate was the most abundant component of both oils (29.6% in A1 and 27.8% in F1), followed by viridiflorol (16.8% in A1 and 21.6% in F1), bornyl(More)
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