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Composition of the essential oils of Thymus and Origanum species from Algeria and their antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.
J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Aug 23; 54(17):6314-21.JA

Abstract

The composition of the essential oils of Origanum and Thymus species restricted to Algeria and the North Africa region was determined. Antioxidant and antibacterial activities of the isolated essential oils were also determined. The oils of oregano plants were strongly characterized by p-cymene (16.8-24.9%), gamma-terpinene (16.8-24.9%), thymol (8.4-36.0%), and carvacrol (1.1-29.7%), a thymol chemotype for Origanum floribundum and a alpha-terpineol chemotype for Thymus numidicus being described for the first time. The strains of Listeria monocytogenes tested were relatively resistant to the action of essential oils of either Origanum or Thymus species. All essential oils possessed antioxidant activity, but this was dependent on the specific chemical composition and the method employed to determine such activity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculté de Chimie, Laboratoire d'Analyse Organique Fonctionnelle, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumedienne, B.P. 32, El-Alia, Bab-Ezzouar, Alger 16111, Algeria.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16910725

Citation

Hazzit, Mohamed, et al. "Composition of the Essential Oils of Thymus and Origanum Species From Algeria and Their Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol. 54, no. 17, 2006, pp. 6314-21.
Hazzit M, Baaliouamer A, Faleiro ML, et al. Composition of the essential oils of Thymus and Origanum species from Algeria and their antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54(17):6314-21.
Hazzit, M., Baaliouamer, A., Faleiro, M. L., & Miguel, M. G. (2006). Composition of the essential oils of Thymus and Origanum species from Algeria and their antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54(17), 6314-21.
Hazzit M, et al. Composition of the Essential Oils of Thymus and Origanum Species From Algeria and Their Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities. J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Aug 23;54(17):6314-21. PubMed PMID: 16910725.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Composition of the essential oils of Thymus and Origanum species from Algeria and their antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. AU - Hazzit,Mohamed, AU - Baaliouamer,Aoumeur, AU - Faleiro,M Leonor, AU - Miguel,M Graça, PY - 2006/8/17/pubmed PY - 2006/10/21/medline PY - 2006/8/17/entrez SP - 6314 EP - 21 JF - Journal of agricultural and food chemistry JO - J Agric Food Chem VL - 54 IS - 17 N2 - The composition of the essential oils of Origanum and Thymus species restricted to Algeria and the North Africa region was determined. Antioxidant and antibacterial activities of the isolated essential oils were also determined. The oils of oregano plants were strongly characterized by p-cymene (16.8-24.9%), gamma-terpinene (16.8-24.9%), thymol (8.4-36.0%), and carvacrol (1.1-29.7%), a thymol chemotype for Origanum floribundum and a alpha-terpineol chemotype for Thymus numidicus being described for the first time. The strains of Listeria monocytogenes tested were relatively resistant to the action of essential oils of either Origanum or Thymus species. All essential oils possessed antioxidant activity, but this was dependent on the specific chemical composition and the method employed to determine such activity. SN - 0021-8561 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16910725/Composition_of_the_essential_oils_of_Thymus_and_Origanum_species_from_Algeria_and_their_antioxidant_and_antimicrobial_activities_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1021/jf0606104 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -