Year 2018, Volume 5 , Issue 2, Pages 445 - 456 2018-01-01

Investigation of Phenolic Compounds and Antioxidant Activity of Mentha spicata L. subsp. spicata and M. longifolia (L.) L. subsp. typhoides (Briq.) Harley Decoction and Infusion

Züleyha ÖZER [1]

In present study, we report phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity of decoction and infusion of Mentha spicata L. subsp. spicata and M. longifolia (L.) L. subsp. typhoides (Briq.) Harley. The quantitative amounts of the phenolic contents were determined by LC-MS/MS.  The main compounds and amounts of M. spicata were determined as follow for decoction; caffeic acid, quercetagetin-3,6-dimethylether and penduletin (4126.6; 2141.5; 1472.7 mg/kg dried herba, respectively), for infusion; fumaric acid, t-ferulic acid and caffeic acid (4220.1; 1148.7; 1064.1 mg/kg dried herba, respectively).  While phenolic compounds in M. longifolia decoction were presented as follow; rosmarinic acid, luteolin and quercetagetin-3,6-dimethylether (1570.7; 460.9; 420.2 mg/kg dried herba, respectively), for infusion; rosmarinic acid, luteolin and fumaric acid (620.9; 518.2; 489.8 mg/kg dried herba, respectively). Also the antioxidant activities were determined based on three methods: 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging, β-carotene linoleic acid assays and cupric (Cu2+) ion reducing power assay (CUPRAC).  For all the activity assays, infusion and decoction of the samples showed good activity.

Mentha spicata, Mentha longifolia, antioxidant activity, phenolic compound
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering, Chemical
Published Date Winter
Journal Section Articles

Author: Züleyha ÖZER
Country: Turkey


Application Date : November 8, 2017
Acceptance Date : February 22, 2018
Publication Date : January 1, 2018

Vancouver Özer Z . Investigation of Phenolic Compounds and Antioxidant Activity of Mentha spicata L. subsp. spicata and M. longifolia (L.) L. subsp. typhoides (Briq.) Harley Decoction and Infusion. Journal of the Turkish Chemical Society Section A: Chemistry. 2018; 445-456.