ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY OF PHENOLICS IN SOME REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TRIBE ANTHEMIDEAE (ASTERACEAE) FROM TURKEYAbstract
Members of the tribe Anthemideae (Asteraceae) attract considerable medicinal attention worldwide and are used for the treatment of many infectious and degenerative diseases in humans due to their biologically active compounds. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant property of total phenolic compounds (TPC) and flavonoids (TF) in the capitula of 41 representatives and endemic taxa belonging to seven genera (Achillea, Anthemis, Artemisia, Glebionis, Matricaria, Tanacetum and Tripleurospermum) native to Turkey. The results of the experiments showed that the phenolics of the taxa were significantly correlated and associated with their antioxidant capacity values. Our findings will be useful to researchers and others who are interested in the antioxidant potentials of the herbs as dietary supplements. This is the first report to describe the phenolic compound and antioxidant capacity values of capitula only in selected taxa of Anthemideae.
N. Colak , H. Inceer , J. Gruz , M. Strnad , S. Hayirlioglu-Ayaz , N. Aksu-Kalmuk and F. A. Ayaz *
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
23 January, 2017
05 May, 2017
27 May, 2017
01 August, 2017