Comparative evaluation of Helichrysi flos herbal extracts as dietary sources of plant polyphenols, and macro- and microelements

E. Lemberkovics, Erika Czinner, K. Szentmihályi, Andrea Balázs, E. Szőke

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Abstract

The inflorescence of Helichrysum arenarium (L.) Moench (Helichrysi flos syn. Stoechados flos) has long been known in herbal medicine in Europe for its choleretic, diuretic, antiinflammatory and detoxifying activities. Organic bioactive compounds and the inorganic element content of Helichrysi flos drugs of different origin (from cultivation or from the commercial network) and their water extracts were examined. The polyphenol and flavonoid content in the drug (61.4-92.3 and 9.4-12.7 g kg-1, respectively) and tea samples (1200-1730 and 47-71 mg l-1, respectively) were determined by a spectrophotometric method. The concentration of 23 macro- and microelements was measured in crude drugs and their water extracts by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). The cultivated drug sample from 1999 (Hungary) contained aluminum (353 mg kg-1), chromium (6 mg kg-1), copper (19 mg kg-1), manganese (349 mg kg-1) and phosphorus (2907 mg kg-1) in highest level, while the concentration of barium (19 mg kg-1), calcium (7575 mg kg-1), iron (159 mg kg-1), and zinc (59 mg kg-1) was highest in a commercial sample from 1998 (Poland).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-127
Number of pages9
JournalFood Chemistry
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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plant micronutrients
Polyphenols
Macros
polyphenols
drugs
extracts
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Helichrysum arenarium
Helichrysum
Cholagogues and Choleretics
Inflorescence
diuretics
barium
Hungary
Water
Herbal Medicine
herbal medicines
atomic absorption spectrometry
Inductively coupled plasma
Chromium

Keywords

  • Flavonoid
  • Helichrysi flos
  • Macroelement
  • Microelement
  • Polyphenol

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  • Food Science

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Comparative evaluation of Helichrysi flos herbal extracts as dietary sources of plant polyphenols, and macro- and microelements. / Lemberkovics, E.; Czinner, Erika; Szentmihályi, K.; Balázs, Andrea; Szőke, E.

In: Food Chemistry, Vol. 78, No. 1, 2002, p. 119-127.

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