Nutrient Concentrations and Antioxidant Activity of Achillea millefolium L. (Yarrow), One of the Important Medicinal Plants

Handan Saraç, Hasan Durukan, Ahmet Demirbaş


In this study, it was aimed to determine the nutrient concentrations and antioxidant activity of Achillea millefolium L. (Yarrow), which is known to have medicinal properties. For this purpose, macro and micronutrient concentrations, total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS) and oxidative stress index (OSI) of water extract Yarrow plant, which is known to be collected from Divrigi district in Sivas province, were determined. The results have shown that the yarrow plant is sufficient in terms of some macro and micronutrient concentrations, and the nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca) and magnesium from macro elements, iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn) and copper (Cu) from micro elements concentrations were determined as 1.01% N, 0.63% P, 2.43% K, 2.22% Ca, 0.70% Mg, 360.4 mg kg-1 Fe, 47.6 mg kg-1 Zn, 85.5 mg kg-1 Mn and 28.3 mg kg-1 Cu, respectively. It has been determined that its antioxidant potential is moderate. In addition, the plant’s oxidant capacity and oxidative stress index were found to be low.


Achillea millefolium; Yarrow; Nutrients; Antioxidant activity; Medicinal plant

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