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Advances in Complementary & Alternative medicine

Evaluation of the Antioxidant Activities of Organic Extracts from Ammodaucus leucotrichus Coss & Dur Fruit Part Harvested from the Algerian Sahara

  • Open or Close Imad Abdelhamid El Haci1,2*, Wissame Mazari3, Mohamed Gherib4 and Fawzia Atik Bekkara1

    1Department of Biology, Abu Bekr Belkaid University, Algeria

    2Scientific and Technical Research Center for Physical Chemical Analysis (CRAPC), Algeria

    3Department of Biology, University Abu Bekr Belkaid, Algeria

    4Department of Nature and Life Science, Salhi Ahmed University Center, Algeria

    *Corresponding author: Imad Abdelhamid El Haci, PhD, Scientific and Technical Research Center for Physical Chemical Analysis (CRAPC), BP 384, Zone Industrielle Bou-Ismail RP 42004, Algeria, Tel: +213 551 922 735; Email: imadelhaci@yahoo.fr

Submission: December 04, 2017; Published: January 09, 2018

Volume1 Issue1
January 2018

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Aromatic and medicinal plants are a good source of natural preparations containing effective bioactive compounds which can be used for different applications. This work aims to evaluate the antioxidant activity of some organic extracts of Ammodaucus leucotrichus Coss & Dur fruit part. The whole plant was collected from the region of Beni Abbas (Bechar-Algeria). Five organic extracts were obtained and the evaluation of the antioxidant activity was performed by six conventional methods. Polar organic extracts exhibited more antioxidant power then non polar extracts. The level of phenolic compounds was moderate in all extracts. The investigation of the antioxidant activity of organic extracts from fruit part of Ammodaucus leucotrichus revealed a moderate activity tested by six conventional methods.

Keywords: Ammodaucus leucotrichus; Medicinal plant; Antioxidant activity; Organic extracts; Phenolic compounds

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