New Antioxidant Source: Matricaria chamomilla

Author(s): Mahfuz Elmastas, Seda Cinkilic, Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein

Journal Name: Current Bioactive Compounds

Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 2015

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Daisy is a very important medicinal plant and it is used for the purpose of treating many diseases. So, in this study we aimed to determine the antioxidant capacity of different parts of daisy, collected from Tokat-Turkey, with different antioxidant tests such as free radical scavenging activity, scavenging of superoxide anion radical activity. DPPH free radical scavenging activity and superoxide anion radical scavenging activities were higher than α-tocopherol at the same concentrations. In addition, total phenolic compounds were analyzed. Concentration of total phenolic compounds have been found as 29.4 µg/kg DW in the flower of the plant, 22.3 µg/kg DW in the whole herb. As result all parts of Matricaria chamomilla extract are using as antioxidant agent in food and pharmaceutical industries.

Keywords: Antioxidant activity, antioxidant capacity, daisy, free radical, Matricaria chamomilla, phenolic compounds.

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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2015
Page: [198 - 201]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157340721103151103125058
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