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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2013; 5(3):108-112
Original Article | doi:10.1016/j.phcgj.2013.05.004

Phenolics content and antioxidant activity of some organic extracts of endemic medicinal plant Anabasis aretioides Coss. & Moq. from Algerian Sahara

Authors and affiliation (s):

Imad Abdelhamid El-Haci*, Fawzia Atik Bekkara, Wissame Mazari, Mohammed Gherib

Laboratoire des Produits Naturels, Faculté des Sciences de la Nature et de la Vie, Sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers, BP 119 Imama, 13000, Université Abou Bekr Belkaid-Tlemcen, Algerie


Aims: Anabasis aretioides Coss. & Moq. is one of the endemic medicinal plants from Algerian Sahara. It’s used for many traditional therapies of various diseases. In this study, we investigate the content of different organic extracts on phenolics and flavonoids, and also their antioxidant activities. Methods: Two conventional methods were used to carried out the antioxidant activity: the DPPH and hydrogen peroxide scavenging activities. Conclusion: From the obtained results, we found that the ethanolic extract presented the high level of phenolic and flavonoid contents (231.85 ± 20.59 mg GAE/g and 132.8 ± 24.58mg CEQ/g). The EC50 of different extracts were arranged between 47.71 and 86.73 µg/mL. A highest hydrogen peroxide activity was observed in ethyl acetate extract compared to antioxidants used as positive control (BHA and a-tocopherol).

Key words: Anabasis aretioides, Phenolic compounds, Antioxidant activity, DPPH, Hydrogen peroxide.


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