Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Zingiberaceae plants in Taiwan.

@article{Chen2008AntioxidantAA,
  title={Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Zingiberaceae plants in Taiwan.},
  author={I-Nan Chen and Chen-Chin Chang and Chang-Chai Ng and Chung-Yi Wang and Y C Shyu and Tsu-Liang Chang},
  journal={Plant foods for human nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={15-20}
}
The rhizomes of the Zingiberaceae family are a vegetable widely used in many Asian countries, and their medicinal functions have been broadly discussed and accepted in many traditional recipes. In this study, 18 species of five genus of Zingiberaceae plants from Taiwan area were collected and analyzed for their functional properties. Methanolic extracts of the plants were analyzed for their total phenol compounds, alpha,alpha-diphenyl-beta-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging activity, and reducing… CONTINUE READING

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