Phytochemical and antioxidant analysis of eight Hypericum taxa from Central Italy

Sagratini G., Ricciutelli A., Vittori S., Ozturk N., Ozturk Y., Maggi E.

FITOTERAPIA, vol.79, no.3, pp.210-213, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fitote.2007.11.011
  • Journal Name: FITOTERAPIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-213
  • Keywords: Hypericum, HPLC-DAD, antioxidant activity
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Eight taxa of the Hypericum spp. growing in Central Italy (Appennino Umbro-Marchigiano) were analyzed by HPLC-DAD for constituents quantitation, for antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities. H. perforatum subsp. veronense was the richest in phenolic compounds and hyperforin was detected for the first time in H. hircinum subsp. majus. Significant values of antioxidant activity were found in the investigated Hypericum taxa. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.