Antibacterial, allelopathic and antioxidant activities of essential oil of Salvia officinalis L. growing wild in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

  title={Antibacterial, allelopathic and antioxidant activities of essential oil of Salvia officinalis L. growing wild in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco},
  author={Sana Bouajaj and Abdennaji Benyamna and Hafida Bouamama and A. Romane and Danilo Falconieri and Alessandra Piras and Bruno Marongiu},
  journal={Natural Product Research},
  pages={1673 - 1676}
Salvia officinalis (Common sage, Culinary sage) is an aromatic plant that is frequently used as a spice in Mediterranean cookery and in the food industry and as a traditional medicine for the treatment of several infectious diseases. The essential oils were obtained by two different methods [hydrodistillation (HD) and microwave (Mw)] from the aerial part of S. officinalis L. growing wild in Ourika – Marrakech in Morocco. Ourika is a large zone of the Atlas Mountains which is considered as a… 
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