Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 55, Issue 5, pp 953–955 | Cite as

Assessment of Essential Oils from Different Iranian Species of Alyssum

  • Pooran GolkarEmail author
  • Ahmad Fotoohi

Medicinal plants have been well documented to have the ability of producing natural products such as essential oils with antioxidant, pharmacological, and cosmetic properties [1]. Essential oils (EOs) as a part of secondary metabolites are used in a variety of forms as natural antioxidant agents, biocides, perfumes, and drugs [2].

Alyssum genus, as one of the bi-regional genera of the Brassicaceae family, has been domesticated in the territories of Irano-Turanian and the Mediterranean region [3]. Iran has been recognized as an important hotspot of genetic diversity and an area of high endemism for Alyssum [4]. Notably, 33 genera of Alyssum are native to Iran such as A. lepidotum Boiss. and A. homolocarpum Boiss. [4]. Alyssum homolocarpum, which is traditionally known as Qudume Shirazi in Iran, is administered for various diseases such as irritating affections, neurological disorders, dry coughs, and kidney stone [4]. Alyssum lepidotumis a native plant of southwest Asia and southwest...



The authors would like to thank the Research Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Biotechnology and BioengineeringIsfahan University of TechnologyIsfahanIran

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