Spartium junceum, essential oils, Clevenger, antioxidant, antibacterial, repellent effect.


Agricultural Science | Other Food Science | Other Pharmacology, Toxicology and Environmental Health | Plant Biology


The goal of our present study is to assess the pharmacological potential of essential oil extracted from Spartium junceum cultivated in Lebanon. This oil was obtained by hydrodistillation using the Clevenger apparatus. Then, an organoleptic characterization and an evaluation of its antioxidant, repellent/insecticidal, and antibacterial activities have been evaluated. The obtained results showed that this oil had an antioxidant activity reaching 82 % dependent on the dilution used. In addition, it showed an insecticidal effect and an antibacterial effect.

Author ORCID Identifier

Hawraa Zahreddine https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6401-655X

Mahmoud Khalil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7629-4357

Akram Hijazi https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4984-8531





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