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Evaluation of in vitro antioxidant properties of some traditional Sardinian medicinal plants: Investigation of the high antioxidant capacity of Rubus ulmifolius
The antioxidant capacities of 11 botanical species used in the tradition of Sardinia as teas beverages or as decoction for medicinal purposes were evaluated using different in vitro methods (BR,Expand
Ethnopharmacology of ogliastra (villagrande strisaili, sardinia, Italy).
The use of medicinal and aromatic plants was investigated in a group of 200 elderly people from Villagrande Strisaili, Sardinia, recording the use of 78 species for the treatment of various ailments, especially of the respiratory tract, the mouth, and the skin. Expand
Ethnobotanical research in the territory of Fluminimaggiore (south-western Sardinia).
The results of an ethnobotanical survey in the territory of Fluminimaggiore (south-western Sardinia) are presented. Sixty-five species with medicinal properties used for different pathologies, suchExpand
Two new sesquiterpene lactones from the leaves of Laurus nobilis.
The cytotoxic activity of Laurus nobilis was evaluated against three different tumor cell lines of human origin and the structures of the new compounds were identified by 1D and 2D NMR experiments, as well as high resolution mass spectrometry. Expand
Ethnobotanical Comparison Between the Villages of Escolca and Lotzorai (Sardinia, Italy)
ABSTRACT An ethnobotanical comparison between two small communities of Sardinia (Escolca and Lotzorai) has been completed. The results indicate the use of a large number of plants for self-medicationExpand
Genetic differentiation of two distinct chemotypes of Ferula communis (Apiaceae) in Sardinia (Italy)
Electrophoretic analysis of 14 putative enzyme loci was carried out to assess genetic differentiation among poisonous and non-poisonous chemotypes of F. communis in Sardinia, suggesting a reduced gene flow between the two chemotypes. Expand
Tocopherols, fatty acids and sterols in seeds of four Sardinian wild Euphorbia species.
All seeds were rich in linolenic acid, while no uncommon fatty acids were detected, and the results on tocopherol content were statistically correlated with both 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging test and the beta-carotene bleaching antioxidant test. Expand
Complete Characterization of Extracts of Onopordum illyricum L. (Asteraceae) by HPLC/PDA/ESIMS and NMR
The aerial parts of Onopordum illyricum L. (Asteraceae) are eaten raw in salad in the Mediterranean area, representing a food of good nutritional value. Extracts of different parts of this plant haveExpand
Medical ethnobotany of the Tabarkins, a Northern Italian (Ligurian) minority in south-western Sardinia
It would appear that the Tabarkins have readily adopted their host culture’s use of medicinal plants and have retained their own traditional cognitive concepts and knowledge of the natural plant world through the language only. Expand
A new alpinumisoflavone derivative from Genista pichisermolliana
The aerial parts of Genista pichisermolliana Valsecchi (Fabaceae), an endemic plant of Sardinia, were extracted in Soxhlet apparatus and purified by several chromatographic methods, resulting in the discovery of a new compound alpinumisoflavone 4′- O -glucopyranoside. Expand