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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B61/S25.035

ANTIOXIDATIVE ACTIVITY OF INDIGEN BITTER CHERRY FRUITS EXTRACT CORELLATED WITH POLYFENOLS AND MINERALS CONTENT

B.S. Negreanu-Pîrjol, T. Negreanu-Pîrjol, M.M. Bratu, F. Roncea, H. Miresan, J. Sanda, G.M. Paraschiv, A. Popescu
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-20-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 1, 245-252 pp

ABSTRACT
The aim of this paper was to establish the content in polyphenols compounds
and minerals from the fluid extract of indigen Cerasus avium (L.) Moench. fructus
(bitter cherry) collected from Dobrudjia region, Romania, correlated with total
antioxidative capacity (TEAC) of the soluble lipid compounds, through photochemiluminescence method, according ACL procedure of Analytik Jena AG, by comparing with the standard Trolox (tocopherol derivative) solution, using Photochem apparatus. The HPLC determinations of hydroalcoholic (70/30,v/v) fruits extract, identified an increased content of polyfenols compounds (gallic acid, 3-methyl gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, ellagic acid and cinnamic acid). Cerasus avium (L.) Moench. hydro-alcoholic fruits extract emphasize an increased total antioxidative capacity which may be attributed to the high level content of polyphenols compounds, especially gallic acid. The minerals and heavy metals content determined by AAS method, using ContraA-700 Analytik Jena AG spectrophotometer, conclude that no heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Hg) occur in fruits fluid extracts, but a high biometals and oligominerals content (Ca, Mg, Zn, Cu) was registered. The increased antioxidative activity correlated with the high minerals content sustains the possibility to use the Cerasus avium (L.) Moench. fructus fluid extracts in different molar ratio, as potential tincture in phytotherapy.

Keywords: bitter cherry, hydroalcoholic extract, antioxidative activity, polyphenols, minerals