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Antioxidant activity of Calendula officinalis, Arnica chamissonis and Echinacea purpurea as dependent on the part of plant ...

Annales UMCS, Sectio DDD, Pharmacia, Vol. XXIV, N 3, 16

ANITA BIESIADA1, ANNA SOKÓŁ-ŁĘTOWSKA2, ALICJA KUCHARSKA2

Department of Horticulture1, Department of Fruit, Vegetables and Cereals Technology2, Wroclaw University of Life and Environmental Sciences

Abstract

Antioxidant activity of Calendula officinalis, Arnica chamissonis and Echinacea purpurea as dependent on the part of plant and method of material preparation
 
Antioxidant activity as well as phenolics, carotenoids and chlorophyll contents were estimated in flowers and leaves of arnica chamissa, royal marigold and purple coneflower. Higher antioxidant activity was observed in flowers of arnica chamissa and royal marigold and in leaves of purple coneflower. After drying of raw material in natural conditions, the content of phenolics and antioxidant activity was higher than in fresh material

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Keywords

parts of plants, DPPH, ABTS, FRAP, phenolics, arnica chamissa, coneflower, royal marigold

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