Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
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Origanum compactum Benth: A Review on Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Properties

Abdelhakim Bouyahya, Fatima Edoaudi and Nadia Dakka

Origanum compactum Benth (O. compactum) is an important aromatic and medicinal plant in Morocco. It use as a culinary condiment and largely employed in popular medicine for the treatment of ailments. Several studies recently conducted have demonstrated that O. compactum posses an antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-mutagenic, cytotoxic, anticancer, and anti-corrosion activities. Phytochemical investigations of this genus have resulted in the extraction of a number of important bioactive compounds. This emphasizes on the need of extensive study for reporting the additional information on mechanism of action of this effects.