Antioxidant and Antifungal Activity of Verbena officinalis L. Leaves
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- Casanova, E., García-Mina, J.M. & Calvo, M.I. Plant Foods Hum Nutr (2008) 63: 93. doi:10.1007/s11130-008-0073-0
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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.