Laurus nobilis L. (Lauraceae), commonly known as laurel, is an evergreen and edible tree that possess biological properties positively correlated with human health. It is a very popular plant known since ancient times in traditional medicine and considered a symbol of peace and sign of victory in military and sport competitions. Laurel is used as flavoring agent in kitchen for meat, fish, broths, and vegetables. The plant shows a rich content of metabolites including proteins, free sugars, organic acids, PUFA and tocopherols and exhibit a biological potential with a wide range of bioactivity including antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. This review is aimed to contribute to the knowledge of the plant by providing a critical overview of the botanic characteristics, the traditional uses, the plant chemistry and the biological activities

Laurel, Laurus nobilis L.: a review of its botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology / Anzano, Attilio; de Falco, Bruna; Grauso, Laura; Motti, Riccardo; Lanzotti, Virginia. - In: PHYTOCHEMISTRY REVIEWS. - ISSN 1568-7767. - (2022). [10.1007/s11101-021-09791-z]

Laurel, Laurus nobilis L.: a review of its botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology

Anzano, Attilio;de Falco, Bruna;Grauso, Laura;Motti, Riccardo;Lanzotti, Virginia
2022

Abstract

Laurus nobilis L. (Lauraceae), commonly known as laurel, is an evergreen and edible tree that possess biological properties positively correlated with human health. It is a very popular plant known since ancient times in traditional medicine and considered a symbol of peace and sign of victory in military and sport competitions. Laurel is used as flavoring agent in kitchen for meat, fish, broths, and vegetables. The plant shows a rich content of metabolites including proteins, free sugars, organic acids, PUFA and tocopherols and exhibit a biological potential with a wide range of bioactivity including antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. This review is aimed to contribute to the knowledge of the plant by providing a critical overview of the botanic characteristics, the traditional uses, the plant chemistry and the biological activities
2022
Laurel, Laurus nobilis L.: a review of its botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology / Anzano, Attilio; de Falco, Bruna; Grauso, Laura; Motti, Riccardo; Lanzotti, Virginia. - In: PHYTOCHEMISTRY REVIEWS. - ISSN 1568-7767. - (2022). [10.1007/s11101-021-09791-z]
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