Characterization of essential oil from Citrus aurantium L. flowers: antimicrobial and antioxidant activities.

@article{Hsouna2013CharacterizationOE,
  title={Characterization of essential oil from Citrus aurantium L. flowers: antimicrobial and antioxidant activities.},
  author={Anis Ben Hsouna and Naceur Hamdi and Nihed Ben Halima and Slim Abdelkafi},
  journal={Journal of oleo science},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 10},
  pages={763-72}
}
Citrus aurantium L. essential oil is commonly used as a flavouring agent. In the present study, the essential oil of fresh Citrus aurantium L. (CaEO) flowers cultivated in North East of Tunisia (Nabeul) was analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. 33 compounds were identified, representing 99% of the total oil. Limonene (27.5%) was the main component followed by E-nerolidol (17.5%), α-terpineol (14%), α-terpinyl acetate (11.7%) and E. E-farnesol (8%). The antimicrobial activity of the CaEO was evaluated… CONTINUE READING