Objectives: Ferula gummosa Boiss is native to central Asia. This plant has traditionally been used in the treatment of many diseases. The antihypoxic and antioxidant activities of Ferula gummosa roots were investigated.
Material and Methods: 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl radical (DPPH), nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide scavenging activities, Fe2+ chelating ability, reducing power and hemoglobin-induced linoleic acid peroxidation were used to evaluate antioxidant activities. Antihemolytic activity was evaluated by H2O2 induced hemolysis in rat erythrocytes. The total amount of phenolic compounds was determined as gallic acid equivalents and total flavonoid contents were calculated as quercetin equivalents from a calibration curve.
Results: The extracts showed moderate antioxidant activity in some models. IC50 for DPPH radical-scavenging activity was 579.6±19.4 µg/ml. The extracts showed weak nitric oxide-scavenging activity between 0.1 and 1.6 mg ml-1 but showed good Fe2+ chelating ability. IC50 was 895.5±24.1 µg/ml. The extract also exhibited low antioxidant activity in the linoleic acid model but were capable of scavenging hydrogen peroxide in a concentration dependent manner. Tested extract show moderate activity in H2O2 induced hemolysis in rat erythrocytes which was not comparable with vitamin C.
Conclusions: F. gummosa Boiss root showed different level antioxidant and antihemolytic activities. Biological effects may be attributed, at least in part, to the presence of phenols and flavonoids in the extract.
Corresponding Author: Mohammad Ali Ebrahimzadeh, Ph.D; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFree PDF Download
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M.A. Ebrahimzadeh 1*, S.M. Nabavi 1,2, S.F. Nabavi 1,3, A.A. Dehpour 4
Antioxidant activity of hydroalcholic extract of Ferula gummosa Boiss roots
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 15 - N. 6