Composition and antioxidant activity of essential oils from Oregano plants grown wild in Greece

  title={Composition and antioxidant activity of essential oils from Oregano plants grown wild in Greece},
  author={Vasiliki Lagouri and George Blekas and Maria Z. Tsimidou and Stella Kokkini and Dimitrios Boskou},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und Forschung},
ZusammenfassungBei dieser Arbeit wurden vier Proben etherischer Öle aus Pflanzen gewonnen, die weit verbreitet in Griechenland sind und von ökonomischer Wichtigkeit in der ganzen Welt am Gewürzmarkt sind. Es wurden Carvacrol und Thymol auf ihre wahrscheinliche antioxidative Aktivität getestet. Die vier Pflanzenarten sindOriganum vulgare hirtum, Origanum onites, Coridothymus capitatus und Satureja thymbra. Die etherischen Öle wurden mit Hilfe der Gaschromatographie-Massenspektroskopie… 
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  • V. Lagouri, D. Boskou
  • Chemistry, Medicine
    International journal of food sciences and nutrition
  • 1996
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