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Salvia officinalis of different origins
Antioxidant activity, phenolic and flavonoid content of extracts

SONJA DULETIC-LAUŠEVIC1, ANA ALIMPIC1*, DANICA PAVLOVIC2, PETAR D. MARIN1, DMITAR LAKUŠIC1
*Corresponding author
1. Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden “Jevremovac”, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Takovska 43, Belgrade, Serbia
2. Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Pregrevica 118, 11080 Zemun, Belgrade, Serbia

KEYWORDS: Salvia officinalis, sage, antioxidant activity, phenolics, flavonoids.
ABSTRACT:
Salvia officinalis L. plants originated from continental (Mt. Pleš, Serbia) and Mediterranean part of Central Balkans (Luštica peninsula, Montenegro) grew under the same conditions in Belgrade. Various extracts of plant material, collected during summer and winter season, were analyzed for the antioxidant activity and phenolic and flavonoid contents. DPPH, ABTS, and FRAP assays for antioxidant activity, as well as total phenol and flavonoid content, were measured spectrophotometrically. Phenolic and flavonoid content and antioxidant activity of the extracts mostly depended on extraction solvent an