Phenolic constituents and the in vitro antioxidant activity of the flowers of Hypericum venustum

Spiteller M., Özen T., Smelcerovic A., Zuehlke S., Mimica-Dukić N.

Fitoterapia, vol.79, no.3, pp.191-193, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fitote.2007.11.012
  • Journal Name: Fitoterapia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-193
  • Keywords: Antioxidant activity, Hypericum venustum, Scavenging activity
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


The phenolic constituents and antioxidant activity of ethanol and water extract of the flowers of Hypericum venustum, collected in Turkey, were investigated. The extracts possess strong reducing power, free radicals and hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity, as well as metal chelating ability. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.