Antiantioxidant and antimicrobial activity of herbal teas

Kincses Lilla Barbara and Csaplár Bettina and Krisch Judit: Antiantioxidant and antimicrobial activity of herbal teas. In: Review on agriculture and rural development, (6) 1-2. pp. 92-96. (2017)

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Teas made from 18 Hungarian medicinal plants were investigated for their total phenolic content and antioxidant effect as radical scavenging activity using the Folin-Ciocaltau and DPPH assays. Antimicrobial effect of the herbal teas was measured by agar diffusion method. In total, the results showed that the smallflower hairy willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum) had the highest antioxidant effect among the plants studied. Teas made from fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and bean pods (Phaseoli legumen) have the lowest activity. Only four herbal teas showed some antimicrobial activity: the smallflower hairy willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum), common agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria), spearmint (Mentha crispa) and bean pods. At smaller concentrations the relationship found between total phenolic content and radical scavenging activity was linear but with increasing phenol content the antioxidant activity remained the same.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2017
Volume: 6
Number: 1-2
ISSN: 2063-4803
Page Range: pp. 92-96
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged, Faculty of Agriculture
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Gyógynövények - tea, Vitaminok - élettan, Antioxidánsok, Antimikrobiális aktivitás, Fenolok
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 95-96. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.06. Biological sciences
04. Agricultural sciences
04. Agricultural sciences > 04.01. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Date Deposited: 2019. Jan. 28. 09:44
Last Modified: 2024. Apr. 10. 14:22

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