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The essential oil from the aerial parts of Zilla macroptera Coss. (Brassicaceae), was analysed G) and GC/MS. 72 compounds (88.53 % of the oil). Geranyl butyrate (13.52%), Caryophyllene oxide (6.76%) and Carvone oxide (5.97%) were the main compounds

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This paper presents the first detailed study of the essential oil composition of Zilla macroptera Coss. (Brassicaceae), endemic species of the south of Algeria and southeast of Morocco Known by the common name “Bou Khelala” and has been widely employed in traditional medicine for treating several illnesses


The studie included in a research programme conducted by POSL laboratory on the Algerian Sahara species ( Phytochemistry and Biological activities)

PhD Cheriti Abdelkrim

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This page is a summary of: Chemical Composition Of The Essential Oil Of Zilla Macroptera Coss. From Algerian Sahara, Current Bioactive Compounds, August 2015, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/1573407211666150130191436.
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