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The antidiabetic and antioxidant free radical scavenging capacity of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

Haddad A. El Rabey, Mohammed A. Alduais, Mohamed E. Ebeid, Ahmad S. Alsaidlani, Ibrahim H. Alshubayli, Abdullah S. Althiyabi

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Int. J. Biosci.21(6), 106-111, December 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/21.6.106-111

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Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is widely used in the middle east in folk medicine for treating many diseases especially those of the digestive system. However, this study was focused on studying its flavonoid and phenolic contents conferring antioxidant activity and free radical scavenging capacity. Fresh wormwood leaves will be collected from the Tabuk region in order to study the bioactive phenols and flavonoids. Wormwood has several economic medicinal properties. uses such as its use as an ingredient in the spirit absinthe as well as some other alcoholic beverages, and aromatic plants, many of which produce essential oils used in folk and modern medicine as well as in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry. Wormwood is used for dyspepsia, as a bitter to counteract poor appetite, for various infectious diseases, Crohn’s disease, and IgA nephropathy. It is also added to Arabian coffee to confer it a distinct desirable flavor. The total flavonoid and total phenolic content will be determined, and the antioxidants assay will be determined. In addition, DPPH radical scavenging activity, was also assayed. The antidiabetic activity of the wormwood was also reviewed.

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The antidiabetic and antioxidant free radical scavenging capacity of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

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