Vitamin contents of some Salvia L. Taxa growing in Turkey
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The genus Salvia, with about 900 species, is one of the most widespread members of the family Lamiaceae. Some of them are used worldwide as flavoring and in folk medicines and are listed in modern pharmacopoeias [1, 2, 3]. Turkey is an important country for export and usage of Salvia species in the world . There are 89 species and 98 taxa of Salvia recorded in the flora of Turkey [5, 6, 7, 8]. The ratio of endemism of the genus Salvia species in Turkey is 51% and Anatolia is a major center for the genus in Asia [7, 8].
Many medicinal herbs contain a wide variety of free radical scavenging molecules, such as phenolic compounds, terpenoids, and vitamins, and some other endogenous metabolites that possess antioxidant activity . There is increasing interest in the antioxidant effects of compounds derived from plants, which could be relevant in relation to their nutritional incidence and their role in health and disease . Salviaspecies are most important sources of antioxidant...
KeywordsHigh Performance Liquid Chromatography High Vitamin Salvia Species Retinol Acetate Sulfonic Acid Sodium Salt
The authors are grateful to Assoc. Prof. Okkes Yilmaz and Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Karatepe for their help with HPLC analysis.
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