Evaluation of Polyphenolic Content, Antioxidant and Diuretic Activities of Six Fumaria Species
AbstractRomanian traditional medicine describes the use of aerial parts of Fumaria species to treat hepatobiliary diseases as well as diuretic agents. The present study aims to investigate the chemical composition, antioxidant properties, and diuretic effects of several Fumaria species. LC/MS analysis revealed that Fumaria species contain phenolic acids and high amounts of flavonoids with rutin and isoquercitrin as main compounds. Concerning antioxidant capacity, the most significant results were obtained for F. capreolata and F. vailantii. Both species showed a good correlation between the antioxidant capacity and a high amount of flavonoids. Furthermore, the extracts of F. officinalis and F. schleicheri produced a strong increase in urinary volumetric excretion of saline-loaded rats, 24 h after the oral administration of a single dose of 250 mg/kg bw. Moreover, both extracts of F. officinalis and F. schleicheri increased the urinary excretion of Na+ and K+. Results from the present study offer a new perspective concerning the chemical composition and bioactivities of traditionally used fumitory species. View Full-Text
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Păltinean, R.; Mocan, A.; Vlase, L.; Gheldiu, A.-M.; Crișan, G.; Ielciu, I.; Voștinaru, O.; Crișan, O. Evaluation of Polyphenolic Content, Antioxidant and Diuretic Activities of Six Fumaria Species. Molecules 2017, 22, 639.
Păltinean R, Mocan A, Vlase L, Gheldiu A-M, Crișan G, Ielciu I, Voștinaru O, Crișan O. Evaluation of Polyphenolic Content, Antioxidant and Diuretic Activities of Six Fumaria Species. Molecules. 2017; 22(4):639.Chicago/Turabian Style
Păltinean, Ramona; Mocan, Andrei; Vlase, Laurian; Gheldiu, Ana-Maria; Crișan, Gianina; Ielciu, Irina; Voștinaru, Oliviu; Crișan, Ovidiu. 2017. "Evaluation of Polyphenolic Content, Antioxidant and Diuretic Activities of Six Fumaria Species." Molecules 22, no. 4: 639.
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