Mohammed, H. A., Elshalmany, S. K., Belkhaer, A., Abdellatif, A. G.
The ability of the plants to generate phytochemicals is environment factor. Suaeda vera is one of halophyte plants belonging to family Chenopodiaceae that grown in high salted area on the coast of Mediterranean sea in Libya. The abnormal ability of such plant to overcome and get along with the high salted environment, probably gives a strong signal to how such plant deals with the oxidative stress combined with the high salts contents of the soil. Phytochemical screening of Suaeda vera qualitatively and quantitatively revealed the ability of this plant to biosynthesis of phenolic compounds in high quantity. Ethyl acetate extract of Suaeda vera showed high quantities of phenolic constituents particularly, flavonoids, with strong ability to scavenging the DPPH free radical with IC50 equal to 188.12±3.12 μg/ml. preliminary antimicrobial activity have been done with a great sign for the resistance of the G +ve and G –ve microbial as well as fungus strains for the Suaeda vera extracts.
Phytochemical screening, Antioxidant activity, Halophytes, Suaeda vera
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Mohammed, H. A., Elshalmany, S. K., Belkhaer, A., & Abdellatif, A. G. (2014). Phytochemical and Antioxidant Screening of Suaeda vera L. growing in Libya. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(2), 891-896.