Antioxidant potential of Tanacetum vulgare L. extracts

Milan B. Stojković, Snežana S. Mitić, Jovana Lj. Pavlović, Branka T. Stojanović, Dušan Đ. Paunović


Stojković, M., Mitić, S., Pavlović, J., Stojanović, B., Paunović, D.: Antioxidant potential of Tanacetum vulgare L. extract. Biologica Nyssana, 5 (1), Septmeber 2014: 47-51.

Antioxidant activity of Tanacetum vulgare L. extracts was determined. Areal plant parts (leaves and flowers) were dried, grinded and extracted with five different solvents: methanol, ethanol, acetone, water and isopropanol. Total phenols and total flavonoids were determined and four in vitro antioxidant assays were applied. The best extraction medium (considering only phenols and flavonoids) was methanol and 62.7 mg galic acid equivalents per gram of dry weight were found (for leaves extract). Comparing amounts of phenolic compounds found in the extracts and its antioxidant potential with other herbal teas and extracts, it may be concluded that T. vulgare is a plant species destitute with phenolic compounds. Obtained results suggest that phenolic compounds, present in the plant tissues, are carriers of antioxidant properties.

Key words: antioxidant, flavonoid, extrac, phenol, Tanacetum vulgare

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