Antioxidant activities of Crataegus monogyna extracts

Planta Med. 1994 Aug;60(4):323-8. doi: 10.1055/s-2006-959493.


Interesting antioxidant activities of extracts from different vegetative and reproductive organs of Crataegus monogyna harvested at different stages of growth have been determined by the malondialdehyde-thiobarbituric acid (MDA) test on hepatic microsomal preparations and compared to the contents in total phenolics, proanthocyanidins, catechins, flavonoids, and phenolic acids. The best correlations were established with total phenols while activities in leaves seem to be influenced by flavonoids and in flowers and fruits by proanthocyanidins and catechins.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antioxidants / pharmacology*
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Microsomes, Liver / drug effects
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plants, Medicinal / chemistry*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Wistar


  • Antioxidants
  • Plant Extracts