Determination of Antioxidant Properties of Mentha longifolia, Pistacia khinjuk and Eucalyptus globulus

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Shahid Madani Hospital, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran

2 Al-maarif University College, Medical Laboratory Techniques Department, Al-anbar-Ramadi, Iraq

3 Department of Technical Engineering, Al-Hadi University College, Baghdad, Iraq

4 Department of Pharmacy, Al-Manara College for Medical Sciences, Maysan), Iraq

5 College of Pharmacy, National University of Science and Technology, Dhi Qar, Iraq

6 Anesthesia Techniques, Al–Nisour University College, Iraq

7 Veterinarian, General Manager of Ghazel Danesh Farm Company, Hamedan, Iran

8 Department of Food Hygiene, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran



There is an increasing attention to using medicinal plants due to their beneficial effect on human health. The antioxidant properties of medicinal plants have prompted investigators to use them in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Hence, in this study we sought to evaluate antioxidant properties of Mentha longifolia, Pistacia khinjuk and Eucalyptus globulus. Aerial parts of these plants were dried and ground. Then, plant samples were prepared using homogenizing plant powders in methanol solution. Finally, the total antioxidant capacity of the plants was assessed by ferric iron reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay. The results showed that the total antioxidant capacity was found as 2.21, 0.78 and 7 mmol Fe2+ L-1 for P. khinjuk and E. globulus, respectively. Based on our findings, these plants showed a potent antioxidant activity. It is recommended that utilization of M. longifolia, P. khinjuk and E. globulus in food and pharmaceutical industries could possibly possess beneficial health effects.


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