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Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2005 Jun;56(4):287-91.

Phenolic contents and antioxidant activity of some food and medicinal plants.

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Nutraceutical Chemistry, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

Abstract

To identify promising sources of antioxidants, some food and medicinal plants were studied for total phenolic contents and antioxidant activity. The leaves, bark and fruits of Terminalia arjuna, Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia muelleri, the leaves and fruits of Phyllanthus emblica, and the seeds of Syzygium cumini were found to have high total phenolic contents (72.0-167.2 mg/g) and high antioxidant activity (69.6-90.6%). Leaves of Eucalyptusglobulus were a rich source of rutin, Moringa oleifera for kaempferol, aerial parts of Centella asiatica for quercetin, fruits of T. bellerica and T. chebula for gallic acid, and bark of T. arjuna, leaves and fruits of T. bellerica and bark, leaves and fruits of T. muelleri for ellagic acid.

PMID:
16096138
DOI:
10.1080/09637480500146606
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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