Antioxidant activity of Erica arborea

Fitoterapia. 2007 Dec;78(7-8):571-3. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2007.03.024. Epub 2007 May 24.

Abstract

The antioxidant properties of the methanol extract of leaves and flowers of Erica arborea and the ethyl acetate, butanol and water soluble fractions were investigated. The ethyl acetate extract was found to be the richest for phenolic and flavonoid content which showed the highest antioxidant activity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antioxidants / administration & dosage
  • Antioxidants / pharmacology*
  • Antioxidants / therapeutic use
  • Biphenyl Compounds
  • Ericaceae*
  • Ferrozine / chemistry
  • Flowers
  • Humans
  • Inhibitory Concentration 50
  • Linoleic Acid / chemistry
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Picrates / chemistry
  • Plant Extracts / administration & dosage
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use
  • Plant Leaves
  • Superoxides / chemistry

Substances

  • Antioxidants
  • Biphenyl Compounds
  • Picrates
  • Plant Extracts
  • Superoxides
  • Ferrozine
  • Linoleic Acid
  • 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl