Antioxidant Activities of Polyphenols Extracted from Perilla frutescens Varieties

  title={Antioxidant Activities of Polyphenols Extracted from Perilla frutescens Varieties},
  author={Linghua Meng and Yves F. Lozano and Emile Marcel Gaydou and Bin Li},
Various cultivars of Perilla frutescens (L.) (var. crispa and var. frutescens) Britt. were harvested in China and Japan. They were easily differentiated on the basis of their foliage color, that varied from red to green. Water extracts of dried plants were investigated for their antioxidant activity (AA) and their polyphenolic compounds compared. Among them, cinnamic acid derivatives (coumaroyl tartaric acid, caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid), flavonoids (apigenin 7-O-caffeoylglucoside… CONTINUE READING


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