Antioxidant and anticandidal effects of Pedicularis comosa L. var. acmodonta Boiss.

Saltan N., Gülcan Z., İşcan G., Köse Y. B.

Biological Diversity and Conservation, vol.16, no.3, pp.224-228, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


The aim of this study is to measure the antioxidant and anticandidal efficiency of Pedicularis comosa var. acmodonta (Orobanchaceae). Using a spectrophotometric test on extracts from P.comosa var. acmodonta grown in Turkey, the antioxidant efficiency of the plant extracts was estimated by measuring the violet coloration in a methanol solution containing 1,1-diphenylpyryl hydrazil (DPPH·). In addition, the results of the anticandidal effect tests using the CLSI M27-A2 method are also included in this study. The 70% ethanol extract of P. comosa showed the highest antioxidant activity (0.143 mg/mL). According to the anticandidal activity test findings on five Candida species, it was determined that 70% ethanol extract of P. comosa inhibited C. utilis at a dose of 31.25 µg/mL (MIC).