Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3804

Full Length Research Paper

Antioxidant and antifungal activity of some aromatic plant extracts

Mehmet Musa Özcan1* and Fahad Y. AL Juhaimi2
1Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural, Selcuk University, 42031 Konya-Turkey. 2Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh-Saudi Arabia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 December 2010
  •  Published: 18 April 2011


In this study, the antioxidant and antifungal activities of extracts of sage, rosemary, basil, laurel, pickling herb and summer savory were established. Total yields, radical scavenging activity and the antioxidant capacities of the extracts were determined. The free radical scavenging activities of extract was established as 42.3±3.1 to 78.9±7.1%, respectively. The antioxidant capacities of extracts were found between 167.4±12.3 to 358.7±21.3 mg/gextract. This extract was investigated for antifungal activity by using paper disc method against five fungi (Aspergillus nigerAlternaria alternate and Aspergillus parasiticus NRRL 2999). The 0.5% level of summer savory extract showed 100% inhibition till the 7th day of incubation.  Statistical differences within fungi were important at p<0.05. The extract was partly effective against all the fungi used in experiment.    


Key words: Antioxidant activity, radical scavenging activity, antifungal effect, extracts.