New Approaches in Traditional and Complementary Alternative Medicine Practices: Auricularia auricula and Trametes versicolor
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mustafa Sevindik
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 26, 2017; Accepted date: September 01, 2017; Published date: September 08, 2017
Citation: Akgul H, Sevindik M, Coban C, Alli H, Selamoglu Z (2017) New Approaches in Traditional and Complementary Alternative Medicine Practices: Auricularia auricula and Trametes versicolor. J Tradit Med Clin Natur 6:239.
Copyright: © 2017 Akgul H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Several mushroom species are consumed by collecting from the nature or in cultured form for their nutritional and medical characteristics. The objective of the present study is to determine antioxidant activities, DNA-protective activities, total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), oxidative stress indices (OSI) and Fe, Mg, Zn, Cu, Na and Ca content in Auricularia auricula (L.) Underw. and Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd mushroom species. Mushroom ethanol extracts were obtained and antioxidant activities with DPPH method, TAS, TOS and OSI values with Rel Assay Diagnostics kits, and DNA protective activities using pBR322 supercoil DNA were identified. Furthermore, Fe, Mg, Zn, Cu, Na and Ca contents were determined with atomic absorption spectrophotometer. It was determined that antioxidant potential of mushroom ethanol extracts were low compared to the standard and they did not have DNAprotective activities. It was also observed that the mushrooms have variable element content, and have similar TAS, TOS and OSI levels. High OSI values found in both mushroom species showed that these mushroom are unhealthy. Thus, it was recommended to demonstrate caution in consumption of mushrooms collected in these regions. However, it was also considered that the mushroom samples collected from regions with adequate OSI values could be used as antioxidant.