Phytothérapie

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 102–108 | Cite as

Biological activities and oil properties of Origanum glandulosum Desf: A review

  • K. Mechergui
  • W. Jaouadi
  • J. A. Coelho
  • M. C. Serra
  • M. L. Khouja
Pharmacognosie

Abstract

Origanum glandulosum Desf. (Species endemic of North Africa: Tunisia and Algeria) is important medicinally as it has antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, antibacterial, antithrombin, antimutagenic, angiogenic, antiparasetic and antihyperglycaemic activities. Phytochemical investigations of the species of this genus have resulted in the extraction of a number of important bioactive compounds. This emphasizes on the need of extensive study for reporting the additional information on the medicinal importance, the biological activities and properties of oil of other unattended species of Origanum glandulosum.

Keywords

Origanum glandulosum Biological activities Oil properties 

Les activités biologiques et les propriétés de l’huile de l’Origanum glandulosum Desf

Résumé

Origanum glandulosum Desf. (Espèce endémique de l’Afrique du Nord : Tunisie et l’Algérie) est une espèce d’une grande importance médicinale. En effet, cette plante a des activités antimicrobienne, antifongique, antioxydante, antibactérienne, antithrombine, antimutagène, angiogénique, antiparasetique et hypoglycémiante. Les investigations phytochimiques des espèces de ce genre ont abouti à l’extraction d’un certain nombre de composés bioactifs importants. Cela indique la nécessité d’une étude approfondie pour la valorisation des informations supplémentaires sur l’importance médicinale, les activités biologiques et les propriétés de l’huile de l’Origanum glandulosum.

Mots clés

Origanum glandulosum Activités biologiques Propriétés de l’huile 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Mechergui
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Jaouadi
    • 1
  • J. A. Coelho
    • 3
  • M. C. Serra
    • 3
  • M. L. Khouja
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’écologie forestièreInstitut national de recherches en génie rural, eaux et forêtsArianaTunisie
  2. 2.Unité de biochimie des lipides et des protéines, faculté des sciences de Tuniscampus universitaire EL ManarTunisTunisia
  3. 3.Centro de Investigação de Engenharia Química e BiotecnologiaInstituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa. (ISEL)LisboaPortugal

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