Comparative analysis of bioactivities of four Polygonum species.

  title={Comparative analysis of bioactivities of four Polygonum species.},
  author={Wuyang Huang and Y Cai and Jie Xing and Harold Corke and Mei Sun},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={74 1},
Many species of Polygonum are rich in bioactive constituents, which contribute to a wide range of medicinal properties. In this study, we assessed the scavenging activity against ABTS.+ and hydroxyl radicals, chelating activity against Fe2+, xanthine oxidase inhibition, antimicrobial activity, and total contents of phenolics and flavonoids in the extracts of leaves and stems or whole plants from four medicinal Polygonum species. Total antioxidant capacities and phenolic contents of Polygonum… CONTINUE READING


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