Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2011

Pages :   217-220

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Essential Oil from Smyrnium olusatrum L.



Address:   Mohammedi Zohra* and Atik Fawzia
Natural Product Laboratory, Department of Biology - Faculty of Science University Abou Bakr Belkaïd BP 119 – Tlemcen (Algeria)
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ABSTRACT:
Smyrnium olusatrum is an aromatic, antiscorbutic herb. This Work has just given in value this herb for its antioxidant properties. The analysis by GC and NMR of carbon-13 separated and highlighted furanodiene/furanoelemene like majority compounds (46%). Oil rich on sesquiterpenes has in vitro the faculty to reduce free radical 2.2'diphenylpicrylhydrazyl thus showing an antioxidant property other that related to the ascorbic acid whose plant is a notable source in this vitamin.
KEYWORDS:
Smyrnium olusatrum, essential oil, antioxidant activity, NMR13 C.
Cite:
Mohammedi Zohra, Atik Fawzia. Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Essential Oil from Smyrnium olusatrum L. Asian J. Research Chem. 4(2): February 2011; Page 217-220.
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