Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-DFP-00002520
Title: Phytochemical analysis and total phenolic content of Origanum vulgare (oregano)
Category: Drugs from Plants
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: O. vulgare is a part of the herbal family Lamiaciae. It is a spice variety which is generally sold in the western countries. Therapeutic usages for oregano date back to the early Greek and Roman territories. Oregano comprises numerous powerful antioxidants that might donate to the discoveries in preliminary studies that oregano displays benefit toward the cardiovascular and nervous system. It also discharges indications of swelling and lessens sugar and lipid levels in blood. Aim: This study aims to estimate the phytochemical constituents and total phenolic content of Origanum vulgare (oregano). Materials and Methods: The herb O. vulgare was used for this research. The herb was acquired and was dried for a little over 1 week. The aqueous extract of oregano was obtained. The oregano herb extract was then used for preliminary phytochemical analysis. The total phenolic content was estimated. Results: Phytochemical analysis has revealed the presence of an increased concentration of alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, and carbohydrates. The total phenolic content of O. vulgare was quantitatively measured to be 41 mg/g of dry weight of extract expressed as gallic acid equivalent. Conclusion: Oregano is a plant with great potential and needs to be further explored by future researchers. The presence of these phytochemicals indicates that O. vulgare may be used in health perspective. It could be a vital component for many medicines and drugs in the future.

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    Chris Noel Timothy1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 *, R. Gayathri 2

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

    *Corresponding author: V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India.

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    Chris Noel Timothy1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 *, R. Gayathri 2

    Title:Phytochemical analysis and total phenolic content of Origanum vulgare (oregano)
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Oct)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1903-1905)
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    Methodology:Phenolic content, Phytochemicals analysis
    Research Materials:Origanum vulgare (oregano)

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Herb Medicines Oregano Phenolic content Phytochemicals

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