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Antioxidant and antifungal activity of different extracts obtained from aerial parts of Inula crithmoides L.

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posted on 16.06.2015 by Anahi Bucchini, Donata Ricci, Federica Messina, Maria Carla Marcotullio, Massimo Curini, Laura Giamperi

The total phenolic content, antioxidant and antifungal activities of three Inula crithmoides extracts (n-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 IC50 similar to that of Trolox and ascorbic acid. The antifungal activity of the methanolic extract revealed a higher activity against Phytophtora cryptogea and Alternaria solani.

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