Antimicrobial and antioxidant potential of wild growing Silene baccifera (L.) Roth. (Caryophyllaceae) fruits juice

Tatjana Mihajilov-Krstev, Bojan Zlatković, Marija Ilić, Vesna Stankov-Jovanović, Violeta Mitić


Silene baccifera is widespread plant species in Europe, Asia and North Africa, registered in the list of medicinal plants of India. Insufficiently known, biological activities of juice obtained from fresh fruits of this plant were investigated in this study. Antimicrobial activity of juice was tested against pathogenic gastrointestinal microbial strains, using microwell-dilution method, while antioxidant properties were evaluated employing DPPH and total phenolic and flavonoid content assays. To our knowledge, this is the first study of the juice from fruits of this plant species.


Silene baccifera, fruit juice, antimicrobial, antioxidant activity

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