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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, 15:01 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.