Origanum compactum Benth: A Review on Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Properties
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abdelhakim B
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences
Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 04, 2016; Accepted date: May 27, 2016; Published date: May 30, 2016
Citation: Bouyahya A, Edoaudi F, Dakka N (2016) Origanum compactum Benth: A Review on Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Properties. Med Aromat Plants 5:252. doi:10.4172/2167-0412.1000252
Copyright: © 2016 Bouyahya A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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.