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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Ragged robin (Lychnis flos cuculi L.) aerial parts – botanical characterization, phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity Print E-mail
Written by Costea T., Nencu I., Gîrd C.E., Popescu M.L.   
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Article Title: Ragged robin (Lychnis flos cuculi L.) aerial parts – botanical characterization, phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity
Authors: Costea T., Nencu I., Gîrd C.E., Popescu M.L.
Affiliation: 1 Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Phytotherapy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, "Carol Davila University" of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Abstract: The aim of our study was the botanical characterization, phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity of ragged robin (Lychnis flos cuculi L.) aerial parts. Qualitative (specific chemical reactions, thin layer chromatography, HPLC) and quantitative (HPLC and spectrophotometric determinations) assays were performed on hydroethanolic (50% ethanol) and aqueous freeze-dried extracts. Ferric reducing power and scavenger activity towards ABTS•+ free radical have been used for antioxidant capacity evalution. Both dry extracts are a source of phenolic compounds, coumarines and saponins. Hydroethanolic dry extract has the highest content of polyphenols (5.09 g%), phenolcarboxylic acids (1.68 g%) and flavones (0.35 g%). By means of HPLC analysis, rutin and apigenin-7-O-glucoside were identified in both extracts. Analysed extracts have a moderate antioxidant activity; future research is needed in order to establish the pharmao-toxicological profile and the exact antioxidant activity mechanism.
Keywords: phenols, rutin, antioxidant activity, flavones, ursolic acid
*Correspondence: Teodora Costea, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Phytoterapy Department, no.6, Traian Vuia Street, Bucharest, Romania, telephone: 0040722554665, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it