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.
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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.