Oregano: chemical analysis and evaluation of its antimalarial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic activities.

@article{Babili2011OreganoCA,
  title={Oregano: chemical analysis and evaluation of its antimalarial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic activities.},
  author={Fatiha El Babili and Jalloul Bouajila and Jean Pierre Souchard and C{\'e}dric Bertrand and Florian Bellvert and Isabelle Fourast{\'e} and Claude Moulis and Alexis Valentin},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  year={2011},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={C512-8}
}
GC-FID and GC-MS analysis of essential oil from oregano leaves (Origanum compactum) resulted in the identification of 46 compounds, representing more than 98% of the total composition. Carvacrol was the predominant compound (36.46%), followed by thymol (29.74%) and p-cymene (24.31%). Serial extractions with petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, ethanol, and water were performed on aerials parts of Origanum compactum. In these extracts, different chemical families were characterized: polyphenols… CONTINUE READING
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