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Natural antioxidants and biocides from wild medicinal plants.

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This book provides an up-to-date treatment of antioxidant and biocidal compounds mainly from Latin American plants. New antimicrobials, insecticides and antioxidants are compiled in a single source for the first time based on the research and knowledge of several internationally renowned research groups. This book is organized in three sections: Part I provides a general overview and perspectives ...


Chapter 7 (Page no: 92)

Antioxidant activity and chemical composition of Colombian propolis.

This chapter reviews the physical, chemical and biological characterization of propolis from Colombia. The botanical origin and chemical profile of propolis from South America and Colombia are described. The total phenolic content, total flavonoid content and antioxidant activity of propolis are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Antioxidant and biocidal activities from natural sources: an overview. Author(s): Céspedes, C. L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Antioxidants from vegetal sources: new research avenues. Author(s): Pastene, E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Proanthocyanidins in cacao. Author(s): Seigler, D. Lieberei, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) Bioaccessibility and bioavailability of bioactive compounds in food and plant determination. Author(s): Bastias, J. Fuentealba, C. Muñoz, O.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 56) Biocidal metabolites from endophytes that occur in medicinal plants. Author(s): Mahendra Rai Dnyaneshwar Rathod Avinash Ingle Proksch, P. Kon, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 65) Antioxidant properties of singlet oxygen suppressors. Author(s): Uchoa, A. F. Severino, D. Baptista, M. S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 116) Chilean plants as a source of polyphenols. Author(s): Fredes, C. Montenegro, G.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 137) Antioxidant activity of anacardic acids. Author(s): Masuoka, N. Shimizu, K. Kubo, I.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 148) Alkylresorcinols: chemical properties, methods of analysis and potential uses in food, industry and plant protection. Author(s): Sampietro, D. A. Belizán, M. M. E. Apud, G. R. Juarez, J. H. Vattuone, M. A. Catalán, C. A. N.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 167) Phytoecdysteroids and related sterols isolated from Mexican cacti: their potential use as natural insecticides. Author(s): Salazar, J. R. Céspedes, C. L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 178) Zuccagnia punctata Cav.: phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacology. Author(s): Vattuone, M. A. Soberón, J. R. Sgariglia, M. A. Quiroga, E. N. Sampietro, D. A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 188) Insecticidal activity of a South American plant: Hybanthus parviflorus (Violaceae). Author(s): Broussalis, A. M. Clemente, S. Ferraro, G. E.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 207) Natural polymers and their biological activities. Author(s): Lillo, L. Alarcón, J. Cabello, G. Céspedes, C. L. Caro, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 214) Insect growth regulatory, moulting disruption and insecticidal activity of Calceolaria talcana (Calceolariaceae: Scrophulariaceae) and Condalia microphylla cav. (Rhamnaceae). Author(s): Céspedes, C. L. Muñoz, E. Lamilla, C. Molina, S. C. Alarcón, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 239) Anti-Salmonella agents from the Brazilian medicinal plant Tanacetum balsamita and their applications. Author(s): Kubo, I. Fujita, K. Shimizu, K.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 254) Photoprotective activity of some Mexican plants. Author(s): García-Bores, A. M. Hernández, T. Arciniegas, A. R. Benítez, J. del C. Gonzalez, M. R. López, M. Vivar, A. R. de Avila, J. G.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642338
  • Record Number
  • 20133157009