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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 249-252
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2006.249.252
 
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Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity of Six Acanthaceae from Burkina Faso
Wamtinga Richard Sawadogo, Aline Meda, Charles Euloge Lamien, Martin Kiendrebeogo, Innocent Pierre Guissou and Odile Germaine Nacoulma

Abstract:
In this study the total phenolic and flavonoid content as well as the antioxidant activity of six Acanthaceae namely Blepharis lineariifolia PERS, Dicliptera verticillata (FORRSK.) C. CHRISTENS, Dyschoriste perrottetii (NEES) O. KTZE, Hygrophila auriculata (SCHUMACH.) HEINE, Lepidagathis anobrya NEES, Nelsonia canescens (LAM) SPRENG were evaluated. The total phenolic and flavonoid of their aqueous acetone extract were assessed by Folin-ciocalteu and AlCl3 method, respectively, whereas the antioxidant activities were determined by the DPPH method. Lepidagathis anobrya, Hygrophila auriculata and Nelsonia canescens which had the highest phenolic content, were found to possess the best antioxidant activities. The results suggest that these plants are good sources of antioxidants and support their use in cardiovascular and antiinflammatory diseases.
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How to cite this article:

Wamtinga Richard Sawadogo, Aline Meda, Charles Euloge Lamien, Martin Kiendrebeogo, Innocent Pierre Guissou and Odile Germaine Nacoulma, 2006. Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity of Six Acanthaceae from Burkina Faso. Journal of Biological Sciences, 6: 249-252.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2006.249.252

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2006.249.252

 
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