Antioxidant capacity of 55 medicinal herbs traditionally used to treat the urinary system: a comparison using a sequential three-solvent extraction process.

@article{Wojcikowski2007AntioxidantCO,
  title={Antioxidant capacity of 55 medicinal herbs traditionally used to treat the urinary system: a comparison using a sequential three-solvent extraction process.},
  author={K. Wojcikowski and Lesley M. Stevenson and David N. Leach and Hans Wohlmuth and Glenda Carolyn Gobe},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          103-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of chronic renal disease exceeds 10% in industrialized societies. Oxidative damage is thought to be one of the main mechanisms involved in nearly all chronic renal pathologies. OBJECTIVE We aimed to use the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) method and a sequential multisolvent extraction process to compare the in vitro antioxidant capacity of 55 medicinal herbs and prioritize them for in vivo studies investigating the value of herbal therapies in the… 

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