Author(s): Oussama Chauiyakh, Elmostafa El Fahime, Samar Aarabi, Oumaima Ninich, Fatiha Bentata, Kamal Kettani, Abdelaziz Chaouch, Aziz Ettahir


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00639   

Address: Oussama Chauiyakh1*, Elmostafa El Fahime2, Samar Aarabi1, Oumaima Ninich1, Fatiha Bentata3, Kamal Kettani1, Abdelaziz Chaouch4, Aziz Ettahir 1
1Mohammed V University in Rabat, Higher School of Technology, Materials, Energy and Acoustics Team, Salé, Morocco.
2 Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics Platform, National Center for Scientific and Technical Research, Rabat, Morocco.
3Laboratory of Phytopathology, National Institute of Agronomic Research, Rabat, Morocco.
4Ibn Tofail University in Kenitra, Faculty of Sciences, Laboratory of Agrophysiology, Biotechnology, Environment and Quality, Kenitra, Morocco.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 8,     Year - 2023

The valorization of aromatic and medicinal plants is a vital research axis in the field of valorization and optimization of natural resources. Cedar is one of the most sought-after plants in the world due to the quality of its wood and its richness in bioactive molecules that can be used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and perfumery industries. Using keywords such as: Cedrusatlantica Manetti, Cedrusbrevifolia Henry, Cedrus deodara London,Cedruslibani London and Cedrusbrevifolia Henry, articles were collected from international scientific databases. The analysis of the abstracts of these articles by computer tools such as Zotero, Excel, and Nvivo allowed us to conclude that the chemical composition of cedar varies from one species to another and from one part of the plant to another and according to the harvesting environment. However, it is generally characterized by the dominance of terpenes. The latter is known to have antimicrobial properties, which explains the effectiveness of the oils and extracts of this plant against fungi and bacteria such as helicobacter pylori, Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and important anticancer power.

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Oussama Chauiyakh, Elmostafa El Fahime, Samar Aarabi, Oumaima Ninich, Fatiha Bentata, Kamal Kettani, Abdelaziz Chaouch, Aziz Ettahir. A Systematic Review on Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of cedar Oils and Extracts. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2023; 16(8):3875-3. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00639

Oussama Chauiyakh, Elmostafa El Fahime, Samar Aarabi, Oumaima Ninich, Fatiha Bentata, Kamal Kettani, Abdelaziz Chaouch, Aziz Ettahir. A Systematic Review on Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of cedar Oils and Extracts. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2023; 16(8):3875-3. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00639   Available on:

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