Datura stramonium (Solanaceae): Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Potentials

Falah Saleh Mohammed, Eylem Kına, Mustafa Sevindik, Muhittin Dogan, Mustafa Pehlivan


Many people in different parts of the world benefit from alternative medicine in the treatment and prevention of diseases. Plants are among the important natural materials used in alternative medicine. In this study, the antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of Datura stramonium L. was determined. Ethanol extracts of the plant's flower parts were obtained in the soxhlet device. The antioxidant and oxidant potential of the plant extract was determined using Rel Assay TAS and TOS kits. Antimicrobial activity was tested by the agar dilution method. The TAS value of the plant extract was 7.559±0.224 mmol/L, the TOS value was 10.711±0.243 μmol/L, and the OSI value was 0.142±0.002. It was determined that the plant extract was effective against bacteria and fungus strains at 100-400 μg/mL concentration. As a result, it was determined in our study that D. stramonium can be a natural antioxidant and antimicrobial source.


Antioxidant; antimicrobial; Datura; jimsonweeds; medicinal plant

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v9i4.818-821.4264

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