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