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Medical compounds and the antioxidant capacity of aqueous extracts of Apocynum venetum L. in Xinjiang, NW China

  • Claudia Dadea
  • Hana Dejmkova
  • Matteo ScampicchioEmail author
  • Stefan Zerbe
Original Paper

Abstract

Content of selected nutrients and antioxidant activity based on the Folin–Ciocaltau assay, the DPPH assays, and the ferric-reducing antioxidant power assay was determined in samples of Apocynum venetum L., Chinese herbal plant. Results for different parts of plant or different sampling sites were compared and determination of some phenolic compounds was performed. The found antioxidant activity is similar to other commonly used herbal teas; the total phenolic content is comparable to that of green and black teas.

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Keywords

Natural products High-pressure liquid chromatography UV/Vis spectroscopy Polyphenols Antioxidants 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We are grateful to Dr. Niels Thevs who provided us with the plant samples of Apocynum collected during a field campaign within the project “Sustainable Management of River Oases along the Tarim River, China (SuMaRiO)” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Dadea
    • 1
  • Hana Dejmkova
    • 1
    • 2
  • Matteo Scampicchio
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stefan Zerbe
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and TechnologyFree University of Bozen-BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  2. 2.UNESCO Laboratory of Environmental Electrochemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceCharles UniversityPrague 2Czech Republic

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