Allium schoenoprasum L., as a natural antioxidant

Phytother Res. 2004 Jul;18(7):522-4. doi: 10.1002/ptr.1472.


The present study investigated the antioxidative properties of the bulb, leaf and stalk of Allium schoenoprasum L. Activities of antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase, peroxidase, glutathione peroxidase), quantities of malonyldialdehyde, superoxide and hydroxyl radicals and reduced glutathione and also the content of total flavonoids, chlorophylls a and b, carotenoids, vitamin C and soluble proteins were determined. The results indicate that extracts from all plant organs exhibited antioxidant activity. The highest antioxidant activity was observed in the leaves.

MeSH terms

  • Antioxidants / administration & dosage
  • Antioxidants / pharmacology*
  • Antioxidants / therapeutic use
  • Catalase / drug effects
  • Chive*
  • Glutathione Peroxidase / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Peroxidase / drug effects
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Extracts / administration & dosage
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use
  • Plant Leaves
  • Plant Stems
  • Superoxide Dismutase / drug effects


  • Antioxidants
  • Plant Extracts
  • Catalase
  • Peroxidase
  • Glutathione Peroxidase
  • Superoxide Dismutase