STUDY OF VOLOVATIC (CARDUUS GLAUCINUS) ACTIVE PRINCIPLES FOR POTENTIAL USE AS A MEDICINAL PLANT

Ofelia ARVINTE, Liliana NOROCEL, Sonia AMARIEI

Abstract

The aim of this study is to establish the antioxidant capacity and phenolic content of one of the most popular medicinal plants in Bucovina area of Romania, named Volovatic or mountain Volovatic (Carduus glaucinus), a plant of the Asteraceae family, Carduus genus, defloratus Carduus species, Carduus glaucinus (glaucus) subspecies, less studied but widely used in the area of origin. It was determined Volovatic antioxidant potential, respectively polyphenol content and antioxidant activity, contents of metals and metalloids from the plant in order to assess a possible toxic effect.

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