alexa Some Biological Contents and Radical Scavenging Activities of Five Artemisia L. Species Growing in Turkey
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Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
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Research Article

Some Biological Contents and Radical Scavenging Activities of Five Artemisia L. Species Growing in Turkey

Kurşat M1*, Yılmaz Ö2, Emre I3, Civelek Ş2 and Gökçe Z2

1Department of Biology, Bitlis Eren University, Bitlis 13000, Turkey

2Department of Biology, Firat University, Elazig 23169, Turkey

3Department of Primary Education, Firat University, Elazig 23169, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Kurşat M
Bitlis Eren University, Faculty of Science and Arts Department of Biology, Bitlis 13000, Turkey
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Received Octomber 01, 2014; Accepted November 06, 2014; Published November 10, 2014

Citation: Kurşat M, Yılmaz Ö, Emre I, Civelek Ş, Gökçe Z (2014) Some Biological Contents and Radical Scavenging Activities of Five Artemisia L. Species Growing in Turkey. J Drug Metab Toxicol 5:172. doi:10.4172/2157-7609.1000172

Copyright: © 2014 Kurşat M, 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.



In the present study, fatty acid compositions, vitamin and sterol contents, flavonoid constituents and radical scavenging activity of extracts of the Artemisia species from Turkey (A. absinthium L., A. vulgaris L., A. austriaca Jacq., A. verlotiorum Lamotte and A. caucasica Willd.) are studied. Results of present study demonstrated that the main fatty acids in the extracts of Artemisia L. are determined as palmitic acid (C16:0; 7.1-25.9%), stearic acid (C18:0; 2.6-12.5%), palmitoleic acid (C16:1 n9; 1.3-13.1%), oleic acid (C18:1 n9; 1.5-20.3%), linoleic acid (C18:2 n6; 14.1-63.4%), docosadienoic acid (C22:2; 1.6-10.3%). Lipide-soluble vitamin contents of Artemisia L. species are found low concentrations. Also, it is determined that A. absinthium and A. vulgaris have rich in term of ergosterol content. Furthermore, it is showed that Artemisia L. species studied rich in flavonoid content apart from A. vulgaris. It is determined that quercetin and kaempferol contents of Artemisia L. species are low. In addition, it is observed that the studied Artemisia L. species posses strong DPPH radical scavenging activity.


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