year 17, Issue 68 (10-2018)                   J. Med. Plants 2018, 17(68): 15-31 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Department of Horticultural Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran, Department of Horticultural Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran
2- - Department of Horticultural Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran, - Department of Horticultural Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran
3- Pharmaceutical Science Research Center, College of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Pharmaceutical Science Research Center, College of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Medicinal Plants Research Center, Institute of Medicinal Plants, ACECR, Karaj, Iran
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Oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) is one of the most selled culinary and medicinal herb throughout the world. Flowering aerial parts and leaves of oregano have been used as a popular flavoring of food stuffs and as an antioxidant agent in cosmetics. Oregano contains a wide array of active components, including flavonoids, phenolic acids and glucosides, phenols and triterpenes. Several biological activities namely antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antidiabetic, antispasmodic, antimelanogenesis and antiproliferative have been demonstrated for oregano-based essential oils and extracts. Among the main bioactive constituents of these products, the phenols carvacrol and thymol, and the phenolic rosmarinic acid and origanoside proved to be strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective agents.
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2018/09/29 | Accepted: 2018/09/29 | Published: 2018/09/29
* Corresponding Author Address: Medicinal Plants Research Center, Institute of Medicinal Plants, ACECR, Karaj, Iran