In vitro antioxidant activity of Anthriscus cerefolium L. (Hoffm.) extracts

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Standardised aqueous extracts of chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium L. Hoffm.) (Apiacae) were investigated for antioxidant effect. Numerous in vitro test methods were used to determine whether the extracts, from different vegetative parts (root, herb) had H-donor, metal binding, reductive, free radical scavenging and membrane protective activity. Apiin was used as a reference material. The herb extract showed better activity in all experiments than the root extract. The present results underline that the wateric chervil extracts have antioxidant and anti-lipoperoxidant activity. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Ethnopharmacology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2000


  • Anthriscus cerefolium
  • Antioxidant
  • Chervil
  • Free-radical scavenging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery

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