Phytochemical screening, antioxidant, anticoagulant and in vitro toxic and genotoxic properties of aerial parts extracts of Fumaria officinalis L. growing in Tunisia

Last updated on 3-2-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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Fumaria is an important plant species with many applications in herbal medicine. In this paper we report on the investigation of the phytochemical composition, antioxidant, anticoagulant and in vitro genotoxic properties of Fumaria officinalis L. which is amongst others widely used in Tunisia. Petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, chloroform and methanol extracts were made and investigated with respect to their total phenolics and flavonoids contents using standard methods. Antioxidant activity was evaluated by DPPH and ABTS methods. The anticoagulant activity was evaluated by prothromb…

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