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Vol.5(10), pp. 170-177 , October 2013
DOI: 10.5897/JPP2013.0285
ISSN: 2141-2502


Medicinal importance of genus Origanum: A review

Shayista Chishti1*, Zahoor A. Kaloo1 and Phalestine Sultan2

1Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar, J&K, India.

2Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Sanatnagar, Srinagar, J&K, India.


 Accepted: 01 August 2013  Published: 31 October 2013

Copyright © 2013 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0

Genus Origanum is important medicinally as it has antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, antibacterial, antithrombin, antimutagenic, angiogenic, antiparasetic and antihyperglycaemic activities. Phytochemical investigations of the species 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 the medicinal importance of other unattended species of genus Origanum.


Key words: Lamiaceae, secondary metabolites, Origanum, carvacrol.

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APA (2013). Medicinal importance of genus Origanum: A review. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, 5(10), 170-177.
Chicago Shayista Chishti, Zahoor A. Kaloo and Phalestine Sultan. "Medicinal importance of genus Origanum: A review." Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy 5, no. 10 (2013): 170-177.
MLA Shayista Chishti, Zahoor A. Kaloo and Phalestine Sultan. "Medicinal importance of genus Origanum: A review." Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy 5.10 (2013): 170-177.
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