Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 188–190 | Cite as

Chemical Composition of Essential Oil of Limonium bonduellei

  • Tarek BenmeddourEmail author
  • Hocine Laouer
  • Guido Flamini
  • Salah Akkal

The genus Limonium Mill. (Plumbaginaceae) is represented by approximately 150 species, the largest number of which is found in the arid regions of the western Mediterranean basin [1, 2]. All species are facultative halophytes and prefer saline soils [3].

Limonium bonduellei (T. Lestib.) Kuntze [4] (synonym: Statice bonduellei T. Lestib. [5], Limonium sinuatum (L.) Mill. subsp. bonduellei (T. Lestib.) Sauvage & Vindt [6]) is endemic to northern Sahara and is an annual herb characterized by a conspicuous yellow calyx, petals often appearing rigid with hard diaspore wings and extensions [5, 7].

Traditionally, Limonium species have been used for the treatment of several diseases, such as menstrual disorder in women [8], arthritis, and rheumatism [9].

This work deals with the essential oil composition of Limonium bonduellei grown in the Algerian northern Sahara, which was never previously studied.

The essential oil of the air-dried parts of L. bonduelleiwas extracted by steam distillation...



The authors gratefully acknowledge the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (CNEPRU projects), Algeria, for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarek Benmeddour
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hocine Laouer
    • 2
  • Guido Flamini
    • 3
  • Salah Akkal
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Nature and Life Sciences, Faculty of Exact, Nature and Life SciencesUniversity of BiskraBiskraAlgeria
  2. 2.Laboratory of Natural Biological Resources Valorization, Faculty of Nature and Life SciencesUniversity of Setif 1SetifAlgeria
  3. 3.Department of PharmacyUniversity of PisaPisa (PI)Italy
  4. 4.VARENBIOMOL, Department of ChemistryUniversity of ConstantineConstantineAlgeria

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