The in vitro effect of dandelions antioxidants on microsomal lipid peroxidation

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Dandelions have long been used in herbal medicine for their choleretic, diuretic, antiinflammatory, appetite-stimulating and laxative properties. An antioxidant property can be supposed as a basis of their therapeutic effects. To understand the mechanism of the drug's action, the effects of natural extracts on a microsomal fraction of rat liver were examined. The extracts diminished the enzymatically induced lipid peroxidation and reduced the cytochrome c with and without NADPH in a concentration dependent manner. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-44
Number of pages2
JournalPhytotherapy Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000



  • Antioxidant
  • Dandelion
  • Lipid peroxidation
  • NADPH-cytochrome P-450 reductase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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