Aazza_2011_Molecules_16_7672

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Title : Antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities of some commercial essential oils and their major compounds - Aazza_2011_Molecules_16_7672
Author(s) : Aazza S , Lyoussi B , Miguel MG
Ref : Molecules , 16 :7672 , 2011
Abstract : The commercial essential oils of Citrus aurantium L., Cupressus sempervirens L., Eucalyptus globulus Labill., Foeniculum vulgare Mill. and Thymus vulgaris L., isolated by steam distillation by a company of Morocco were evaluated in terms of in vitro antioxidant activity through several methods. In vitro acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity was also determined. Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f. oil was also studied, but it was obtained by peel expression. The best antioxidant was T. vulgaris oil, independent of the method used, mainly due to the presence of the phenolic monoterpenes thymol and carvacrol, which when studied as single compounds also presented the best activities. Concerning the acetylcholinesterase inhibition activity, E. globulus was the most effective. Nevertheless its main components 1,8-cineole and limonene were not the most active, a feature that corresponded to d-3-carene.
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Aazza S, Lyoussi B, Miguel MG (2011)
Antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities of some commercial essential oils and their major compounds
Molecules 16 :7672

Aazza S, Lyoussi B, Miguel MG (2011)
Molecules 16 :7672