What is it about?
Thymus species are amongst the most popular medicinal plants because of their biological effects and pharmacological properties, and they are widely used in folk medicine for many disorders. Fourteen ecotypic Thymus kotschyanus essential oils were isolated, and the biological functionalities of ecotypic oils were characterized in terms of free radical scavenging and antigenotoxic properties.
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Why is it important?
The benefits of T. kotschyanus essential oils from different regions vary, and they represent an inexpensive source of natural substances that have the potential to be used as antioxidative and antigenotoxic agents. Although the impacts of microenvironment, climate difference, and agronomical condition on the medical benefits of the plant were complex and highly context dependent, some correlations among the biological effects, main essential constituents, and the geographical environment were predicted.
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This page is a summary of: Diversity and ecotypic variation in the antioxidant and antigenotoxic effects ofThymus kotschyanusBoiss & Hohen, Flavour and Fragrance Journal, July 2016, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/ffj.3333.
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