Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity Characterization and Toxicity Studies of Flowers of “Jarilla”, a Medicinal Shrub from Argentina

The present study indicates that Z. punctata flowers could be a significant source of natural compounds with beneficial health effects and may be useful as either a dietary supplement or for phytotherapy

Alejandra Moreno; Gabriela Nuño; Soledad Cuello; Jorge E. Sayago; María Rosa Alberto; Catiana Zampini; María Inés Isla

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • Zuccagnia punctata Cav. is an Argentine medicinal aromatic shrub
  • Jarilla flowers could be considered as a new dietary supplement that could help to prevent pathologies associated with oxidative stress and the polyphenolic extract obtained from them could be considered as a standardized phytotherapeutic product with antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities
  • Flower extracts were active on six Candida species and on clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin resistant S. aureus coagulase negative
  • The present study indicates that Z. punctata flowers could be a significant source of natural compounds with beneficial health effects and may be useful as either a dietary supplement or for phytotherapy
  • Plant material: Zuccagnia punctata flowers were collected in December 2013 at 2000 m above sea level in Amaicha del Functional properties of Zuccagnia punctata flowers polyphenolic extract
  • Z. punctata was authenticated by Dra Soledad Cuello, INQUINOA
  • The flowers were used either immediately after harvesting or dried by lyophilization

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