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Antioxidant and Antifungal Activity of Verbena officinalis L. Leaves


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.

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The authors are grateful to the Botany Department for the identification of the plant.

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Casanova, E., García-Mina, J.M. & Calvo, M.I. Antioxidant and Antifungal Activity of Verbena officinalis L. Leaves. Plant Foods Hum Nutr 63, 93–97 (2008).

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  • 1-Diphenil-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)
  • Alternaria alternata
  • Botrytis cinerea
  • Penicillium expansum
  • Rhizopus stolonifer
  • Verbena officinalis