Antioxidant and antifungal activity of different extracts obtained from aerial parts of <i>Inula crithmoides</i> L.

<div><p>The total phenolic content, antioxidant and antifungal activities of three <i>Inula crithmoides</i> extracts (<i>n</i>-hexane, methylene chloride and MeOH) were investigated. The methanolic extract showed the highest total phenolic content. In the DPPH assay, the methanolic and hexane extracts exhibited the highest DPPH-radical scavenging activity; in the 5-lipoxygenase assay, the hexane extract showed greater inhibitory effect with an IC<sub>50</sub> similar to that of Trolox and ascorbic acid. The antifungal activity of the methanolic extract revealed a higher activity against <i>Phytophtora cryptogea</i> and <i>Alternaria solani</i>.</p></div>