1 University of Technology-Applied science University of technology Baghdad, IraqDepartment of Applied Science, Baghdad-IRAQ.

2 Applied science University of technology Baghdad, Iraq


In recent years, Essential oils from their various aromatic plants had
been reported to be used in treating of many types of cancer due to their antitumor
activity. In addition, numerous studies had investigated the highest capability of
chemopreventive phytochemicals compound to act as anticancer drugs. In the
present research, the antioxidant activity of Linalool on free radicals compounds
was studied. The Antioxidant activity was performed using two methods, DPPH
and Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Scavenging Capacity. The DPPH scavenging
activity demonstrated that Linalool had antioxidant activity comparing with
ascorbic acid. Linalool demonstrated moderate antioxidant activity with
50.57471% compared with ascorbic acid that showed 86%. Meanwhile, H2O2
scavenging capacity methods investigated that Linalool exhibited moderate
scavenging activity 56.36% comparing with ascorbic acid that showed 65%. The
results of this study investigated that the Linalool can be used as easily accessible
source of natural antioxidants. It can able to be used in the treating several types
of cancers as a result of antioxidant activity of it.


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