Forsythin's pharmacological evaluation and genetic toxicologyAuthor(s): Eric Nybo*
An indigenous fragrant and therapeutic herb is origanum elongatum L. The previous research on O. elongatum’s taxonomy, botanical description, geographic distribution, bioactive chemicals, toxicity, and biological effects is summarised in this article. Chemical tests revealed that O. elongatum contains a variety of chemical substances, particularly volatile substances. Studies on the pharmacology of O. elongatum’s volatile components and extracts revealed that they have a variety of medicinal benefits, including antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, vasodilator, corrosion inhibitor, and hepatoprotective activities. Additionally, toxicological studies showed that this species is safe. The primary chemicals in O. elongatum, which show a variety of pharmacological activities with a wide range of mechanistic insights, may be linked to the pharmacological actions of the plant.