Antioxidant Activities and Chemical Constituents of Flavonoids from the Flower of Paeonia ostii
AbstractPaeonia ostii is a traditional medicinal plant popularly used in China. This study intended to evaluate the antioxidant properties and the chemical components of the flavonoid-rich extracts from the flowers of P. ostii. The results showed that the flavonoid-rich extracts from the flowers of P. ostii had strong scavenging capacities on 2,2′-Azinobis-(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonate) (ABTS), hydroxyls, superoxide anions, and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radicals in a dose-dependent manner. Five flavonoids, dihydrokaempferol (1), apigenin-7-O-β-d-glucoside (2), apigenin-7-O-β-d-neohesperidoside (3), kaempferol-7-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (4), and kaempferol-3-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-7-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (5), were isolated from the flavonoid-rich extracts of the flowers of P. ostii. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis revealed that compounds 3 and 4 were abundant in the P. ostii flower and in flavonoid-rich extracts. The main components of the flower of P. ostii are flavonoids. The high antioxidant activity of the flavonoid-rich extracts may be attributed to the high content of flavonoids. The five isolated flavonoids were the primary antioxidant ingredients, and may play important roles in the strong antioxidant activities of this flower. Based on the obtained results, the flower of P. ostii could be a potential source of natural antioxidants in food and pharmaceutical applications. View Full-Text
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Zhang, H.; Li, X.; Wu, K.; Wang, M.; Liu, P.; Wang, X.; Deng, R. Antioxidant Activities and Chemical Constituents of Flavonoids from the Flower of Paeonia ostii. Molecules 2017, 22, 5.
Zhang H, Li X, Wu K, Wang M, Liu P, Wang X, Deng R. Antioxidant Activities and Chemical Constituents of Flavonoids from the Flower of Paeonia ostii. Molecules. 2017; 22(1):5.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Huifang; Li, Xiaofang; Wu, Ke; Wang, Mengke; Liu, Pu; Wang, Xinsheng; Deng, Ruixue. 2017. "Antioxidant Activities and Chemical Constituents of Flavonoids from the Flower of Paeonia ostii." Molecules 22, no. 1: 5.
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