Chemical and biological diversity of Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) in relation to environmental factors

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Fitoterapia. 2004 Mar;75(2):212-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2003.12.002.


Oil of bergamot is receiving renewed popularity in aromatherapy. The biovariability of Citrus bergamia grown wild in Calabria (Italy) was investigated as far as chemical markers (linalool, linalyl acetate and bergapten) content and antioxidant and antifungal activities of the methanolic extracts. The average content in the markers presents slight variations with the altitude and more evident changes with the latitude of the areas of plant collection.

PMID:15030928 | DOI:10.1016/j.fitote.2003.12.002

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