Antioxidant and antiinflammatory effect of Epilobium parviflorum Schreb.

@article{Hevesi2009AntioxidantAA,
  title={Antioxidant and antiinflammatory effect of Epilobium parviflorum Schreb.},
  author={Barbara Hevesi and Peter John Houghton and Solomon Habtemariam and Agnes K{\'e}ry},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          719-24
        }
}
Epilobium parviflorum Schreb. (Onagraceae) is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but its biological action is not entirely identified. This paper aims to report data on E. parviflorum with respect to its antioxidant and antiinflammatory effects. The aqueous acetone extract of E. parviflorum showed higher antioxidant effect in the DPPH assay than well known antioxidants and inhibited the lipid peroxidation determined by the TBA assay (IC(50) = 2.37 +/- 0.12 mg/mL). In… CONTINUE READING
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