Botanic origin and antioxidant activities of a Propolis from Irano-Turanian region as Nutritional Supplements
ilginç kizilpinar temizer, Aytac Güder , ömür gencay celemli
Propolis is a natural bioactive mix and a traditional medicine utilized in treating several complaints. Bioactive properties of propolis are changed by botanic origin. In this survey, pollen analysis, antioxidant activities, total phenol and total flavonoid content the propolis sample from Refahiye (Erzincan-Turkey) region were studied. Mellisopalynological analysis was made according to the relevant literature and pollen profile of sample is mainly found as Fabaceae (38.4%), Asteraceae (20.2%) and Fagaceae (11.2%) families. The antioxidant capacity of propolis extract was assessed through the hyrdogen peroxide scavenging activity (HPSA)(in terms of SC50), ferric reducing antioxidant power capacity (FRAP), DPPH radical scavenging activity (in terms of SC50), metal-chelating activity (%), total phenol content (TPC), and total flavonoid content (TFC). The values were found as 25.86 µg/mL, 72.25%, 52.15 µg/mL, 41.51%, 3163.85 mg GAE/100g and 197.87 mg QE/100g, respectively. For comparison of these results, Buthylated Hydroxy Anisole (BHA), Buthylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT) and α-Tocopherol (TOC) were used as standard antioxidant compounds. The high biological activity of propolis from Refahiye could be related with their wealthy pollen composition. The obtained results indicate that it is an important source in terms of antioxidant activities.
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