The purpose of this research is to study the antiradical activity of various extracts from the Centaurea scabiosa L. aerial part (wild-growing and cultivated) and Centaurea jacea L. as potential sources of antioxidant herbal remedies. In the study of the antiradical activity of extracts from the aerial part of Centaurea jacea L., Centaurea scabiosa L. wild growing and cultivated, in the reaction with a stable diphenylpicrylhydrazyl radical, it was found that the degree of antiradical activity within each species correlates with the quantitative content of flavonoids. Lower values of the antiradical activity of cultivated Centaurea scabiosa L. extracts compared to wild growing Centaurea scabiosa L. extracts are consistent with a lower content of flavonoids in the latter. The dependence of the Centaurea jacea L. and wild growing Centaurea scabiosa L. extracts antiradical activity on fla-vonoids quantitative and qualitative composition of these species has been established.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Plant Science
- Organic Chemistry