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Phenolic compounds and biological effects of edible Rumex scutatus and Pseudosempervivum sempervivum: potential sources of natural agents with health benefits

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Abstract

The present study outlines a chemical characterization and further effects beneficial to health of edible Rumex scutatus and Pseudosempervivum sempervivum, in addition to presenting the antioxidant, enzyme inhibitory effects and antimicrobial properties of different extracts. The phenolic compounds composition of the extracts was assessed by RP-HPLC-DAD, outlining benzoic acid and rutin as major constituents in P. sempervivum and rutin and hesperidin in R. scutatus. Moreover, further biological effects were tested on key enzymes involved in diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer's disease and skin melanogenesis revealing an important tyrosinase inhibitory effect of Pseudosempervivum water extract. Moreover, both species possessed antimicrobial properties towards bacteria and fungi relevant to public health. Accordingly, we find that R. scutatus and P. sempervivum can be considered as novel functional foods because they are rich sources of biologically active compounds that provide health benefits.

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The article was received on 11 May 2016, accepted on 06 Jun 2016 and first published on 07 Jun 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00695G
Citation: Food Funct., 2016,7, 3252-3262
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    Phenolic compounds and biological effects of edible Rumex scutatus and Pseudosempervivum sempervivum: potential sources of natural agents with health benefits

    A. Savran, G. Zengin, A. Aktumsek, A. Mocan, J. Glamoćlija, A. Ćirić and M. Soković, Food Funct., 2016, 7, 3252
    DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00695G

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