Evaluation of Phytochemicals, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activities of Lavandula Antineae Maire Endemic Medicinal Plant from Algeria


  • ENS Kouba, Laboratory of Bioactive Products and Biomass Valorization Research, Algeria
  • ENS Kouba, Department of Natural Sciences, Algeria
  • USTHB, Algiers, Algeria


The present study was designed to investigate the phytochemical screening, t otal phenolic and flavonoid contents, antioxidant and cytotoxic a ctivities of Lavandula antineae Maire for the first time. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of a nthraquinones, t riterpenes, s aponins, f lavonoids, t annins, O - heterosides, C - heterosides . Total p henolic and flavonoid contents of the extracts varie d between 12.49 - 262.35 mg GAE/g extract and 1 . 35 - 4 . 03 mg QE/g extract, respectively. The antioxidant activity was investigated using DPPH, reducing power and β - carotene /linoleic acid tests . The results indicated that ethyl acetate and diethyl ether fractio n s exhibited stronger activities than hydromethanolic crude extract and other fractions. In case of cytotoxicity assay, hydromethanolic extract was found to show good toxicity against brine shrimp nauplii (LC 50 = 13.72 μg/ml )


Lavandula antineae, Antioxidant Activity , Cytotoxic Activity, Phytochemical Screening.

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Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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