Antioxidant and Oxidant Status of Endemic Helleborus vesicarius

Falah Saleh Mohammed, Gülcan Çınar, Serap Sahin Yigit, Hasan Akgül, Muhittin Dogan


Plants are important antioxidant sources. In our study, total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS) and oxidative stress index (OSI) of endemic Helleborus vesicarius Aucher ex Boiss.were determined. The aerial parts of the plant samples were dried and extracted with ethanol (EtOH). TAS and TOS values of plant extract were determined using Rel Assay Diagnostics kits. As a result of the studies, the TAS value of H. vesicarius was determined 5.548±0.23, the TOS value was 13.778±0.119 and the OSI value was 0.249±0.009. In this context, the plant has been shown to have significant antioxidant potential.


Antioxidant; Endemic; Helleborus vesicarius; Medicinal plants; Oxidant

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