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World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2015, 3(1A), 9-14
DOI: 10.12691/wjac-3-1A-3
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Antioxidant Capacity and Determination of Total Phenolic Compounds in Daisy (Matricaria chamomilla, Fam. Asteraceae)

Mahfuz Elmastaș1, , Sed Çinkiliç1 and Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein2

1Gaziosmanpaşa University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Chemistry 60240-Tokat-Turkey

2Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Department, Pharmaceutical and Drug Industries Research Division, National Research Centre., Giza 12622, Egypt

Pub. Date: September 06, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Development of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis)

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Mahfuz Elmastaș, Sed Çinkiliç and Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein. Antioxidant Capacity and Determination of Total Phenolic Compounds in Daisy (Matricaria chamomilla, Fam. Asteraceae). World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2015; 3(1A):9-14. doi: 10.12691/wjac-3-1A-3


Daisy is a medicinal plant which is used for treating several diseases. This investigation describes the antioxidant capacity of different parts of daisy, collected from Tokat-Turkey, using various antioxidant assays. It was understood that all parts (flower, stem, and whole herb) of daisy have antioxidant activity. It was determined that there is extra activity of reduction power in the whole herb, extra activity of scavenging of superoxide anion radical in the stem of the plant, extra activity of total antioxidant activity in the whole herb, extra activity of metal chelating activity in the flower, but there is almost equal activity of scavenging free radical in the flower, in the stem and in the whole herb. In addition, total phenolic compounds were analyzed. The concentration of total phenolic compounds was 29.4 µg kg-1 dry weight in the flower, 22.3 µg kg-1 dry weight in the stem, and 32.1 µg kg-1 dry weight in the whole herb.

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