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Title: Citrus aurantium l. Active constituents, biological effects and extraction methods. an updated review
Authors: Maksoud, Sawssan
Abdel-Massih, Roula M.
Rajha, Hiba N.
Louka, Nicolas
Chemat, Farid
Barba, Francisco J.
Debs, Esperance 
Affiliations: Department of Biology 
Keywords: Active constituents
Biological effects
C. aurantium
Extraction methods
Medicinal uses
Issue Date: 2021
Part of: Molecules
Volume: 26
Issue: 19
Citrus genus is a prominent staple crop globally. Long-term breeding and much hybridi-zation engendered a myriad of species, each characterized by a specific metabolism generating different secondary metabolites. Citrus aurantium L., commonly recognized as sour or bitter orange, can exceptionally be distinguished from other Citrus species by unique characteristics. It is a fruit with distinctive flavor, rich in nutrients and phytochemicals which possess different health benefits. This paper presents an overview of the most recent studies done on the matter. It intends to provide an in-depth understanding of the biological activities and medicinal uses of active constituents ex-isting in C. aurantium. Every plant part is first discussed separately with regards to its content in active constituents. All extraction methods, their concepts and yields, used to recover these valuable molecules from their original plant matrix are thoroughly reported.
DOI: 10.3390/molecules26195832
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Biology

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