Evaluation of the antioxidant activity and the physicochemical composition of methanolic and aqueous extracts of Spergularia rubra L. from Algeria

K. Ouldyerou, S. Righi


Abstract: Spergularia rubra L. known by the vernacular name “fatete alhjar” is a medicinal plant of the Caryophyllaceae family, widely used in traditional Algerian medicine and as a food condiment. In the present work two extracts were prepared from the leaves of this plant: one organic methanolic and the other aqueous. The yields of crude solids are in the order of 52% and 62% respectively. The evaluation of the antioxidant power which was carried out using the method of scavenging the diphenyl-picrylhydrazyl free radical (DPPH), indicated that the methanolic extract showed a good high antioxidant activity than that of the aqueous extract.

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