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Title
Health promoting potential of herbal teas and tinctures from Artemisia campestris subsp. maritima : from traditional remedies to prospective products
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Abstract
This work explored the biotechnological potential of the medicinal halophyte Artemisia campestris subsp. maritima (dune wormwood) as a source of health promoting commodities. For that purpose, infusions, decoctions and tinctures were prepared from roots and aerial-organs and evaluated for in vitro antioxidant, anti-diabetic and tyrosinase-inhibitory potential, and also for polyphenolic and mineral contents and toxicity. The dune wormwood extracts had high polyphenolic content and several phenolics were identified by ultra-high performance liquid chromatographyphotodiode arraymass-spectrometry (UHPLC-PDA-MS). The main compounds were quinic, chlorogenic and caffeic acids, coumarin sulfates and dicaffeoylquinic acids; several of the identified phytoconstituents are here firstly reported in this A. campestris subspecies. Results obtained with this plants extracts point to nutritional applications as mineral supplementary source, safe for human consumption, as suggested by the moderate to low toxicity of the extracts towards mammalian cell lines. The dune wormwood extracts had in general high antioxidant activity and also the capacity to inhibit α-glucosidase and tyrosinase. In summary, dune wormwood extracts are a significant source of polyphenolic and mineral constituents, antioxidants and α-glucosidase and tyrosinase inhibitors, and thus, relevant for different commercial segments like the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and/or food industries.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Scientific reports. - London, 2011, currens
Scientific reports. - London, 2011, currens
Publication
London : Nature Publishing Group , 2018
ISSN
2045-2322
Volume/pages
8 (2018) , 13 p.
Article Reference
4689
ISI
000427587600002
Pubmed ID
29549352
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Project info
Development of an integrated strategy to characterize new lead compounds based on natural pro-drugs and their metabolites.
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 25.09.2021
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