Protective effects of the aerial parts of Salvia officinalis, Melissa Officinalis and Lavandula angustifolia and their constituents against enzyme-dependent and enzyme-independent lipid peroxidation

Planta Med. 1999 Aug;65(6):576-8. doi: 10.1055/s-2006-960830.


The antioxidant effects of aqueous methanolic extracts from three medicinal Lamiaceae species were investigated in enzyme-dependent and enzyme-independent lipid peroxidation systems. All these extracts caused a considerable concentration-dependent inhibition of lipid peroxidation. Phenolic components present in the plant extracts were evaluated for antioxidant activity and were found effective in both tests. Their concentrations in each extract were determined by TLC-densitometry.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Antioxidants / isolation & purification
  • Antioxidants / pharmacology*
  • Flavonoids / chemistry
  • Flavonoids / isolation & purification*
  • Lamiaceae*
  • Lipid Peroxidation / drug effects*
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Species Specificity


  • Antioxidants
  • Flavonoids
  • Plant Extracts