Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 93–97

Antioxidant and Antifungal Activity of Verbena officinalis L. Leaves

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11130-008-0073-0

Cite this article as:
Casanova, E., García-Mina, J.M. & Calvo, M.I. Plant Foods Hum Nutr (2008) 63: 93. doi:10.1007/s11130-008-0073-0


The scavenging activity against DPPH (1,1-diphenil-2-picrylhydrazyl) radical and the antifungal effect against chloroform, ethyl acetate and 50% methanolic extracts of Verbena officinalis leaves were investigated. The activity of different fractions of 50% methanolic extract and some isolated compounds were also investigated. The results suggest that 50% methanolic extract and caffeoyl derivatives could potentially be considered as excellent and readily available sources of natural antifungal and antioxidant compounds.


11-Diphenil-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)Alternaria alternataBotrytis cinereaPenicillium expansumRhizopus stoloniferVerbena officinalis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Casanova
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. M. García-Mina
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. I. Calvo
    • 3
  1. 1.R&D DepartmentInabonos-Roullier GroupOrcoyenSpain
  2. 2.Department of Soil Chemistry, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of NavarraPamplonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, School of PharmacyUniversity of NavarraPamplonaSpain