The antioxidant and Flavonoids contents of Althaea officinalis L. flowers based on their color

Sadighara, Parisa and Gharibi, Soraya and Moghadam Jafari, Amir and Jahed Khaniki, Golamreza and Salari, Samira (2012) The antioxidant and Flavonoids contents of Althaea officinalis L. flowers based on their color. Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine, 2 (3). pp. 113-117.

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Abstract

Objective: There has been a growing interest in finding plants with biological active ingredients for medicinal application. Materials and Methods: Three colors of petals of Althaea officinalis (A. officinalis) flowers, i.e., pink, reddish pink, and white were examined for total antioxidant activity and flavonoids content. Results: The reddish pink flowers of A. officinalis have more antioxidant activity and the power of antioxidant activity was reddish pink > pink > white. Conclusion: Findings suggest that the dark color can serve as an indicator of antioxidant content of the plant. Flavonoid content was highest in white flower thus this result indicated that flowers with light color can be considered for medicinal uses.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Avicenna J Phytomedicine
Depositing User: ajp ajp
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 13:31
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 13:31
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3178

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