Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences in Nitra Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences 1338-5178 no. 5 vol. 6 2017-04-03 2017-04-03 ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF PHENOLS AND FLAVONOIDS CONTENTS OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS ORGIN IN THE NORTH-EAST MOROCCO 1218 1220 EN Y. El Ouadi Y. El Ouadi H. Bendaif H. Bendaif H. N. Mrabti H. N. Mrabti H. Elmsellem H. Elmsellem Y. Kadmi Y. Kadmi M.A. Shariati M.A. Shariati I. Abdel-Rahman I. Abdel-Rahman B. Hammouti B. Hammouti A. Bouyanzer A. Bouyanzer The objective of this work is to characterize the phenols and flavonoids compounds of extracts of Pelargonium Graveolens from North-East Morocco (TAZA) in terms of antioxidant activity. The antioxidant activity of this aromatic plant was determined according to the DPPH radical scavenging assay to suggest it as a new potential source of natural antioxidants. The quantification of phenolics and flavonoids compounds of solvent extracts (diethyl ether and ethyl acetate) were determined spectrometrically. The DPPH scavenging activity of extracts increased in the order diethyl ether extract < ethyl acetate extract < ascorbic acid. Based on these results, we suggest that the phenols and flavonoids compounds of Pelargonium Graveolens have significant potential as a natural antioxidant.
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