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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