20May 2017


  • Department of Animal Resources Technology, Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology, Gyeongnam, 660-758, South Korea.
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This study was performedto investigate antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Menthaarvensisethanol extracts, whichwere extracted depending on ethanol concentrations. Yield of total extractshowed the highest level with 17.3% in the30% ethanol extract. Total polyphenolic contentsin the50% and 70% ethanol extracts wasdetected by relatively more amounts when compared withthose of theother extracts, whereas total flavonoid in 100% ethanol extract was showed by the most content. As a result consistent with the total polyphenol and flavonoid contents, the highest activities fromDPPH, ABTS and FRAP assayswere detectedinthe 70%, 100%, and 50% ethanol extracts, respectively. Antimicrobial activities against Clostridium perfringens and Escherichia coli were strongly detected fromthe 70% and 100% ethanol extracts. Therefore, we suggest thattotal polyphenol and flavonoid contents from the M. arvensis ethanol extracts are directly associated with antioxidant and antibacterial activities.

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[Sam Woong Kim and Il-Suk Kim. (2017); ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF MENTHA ARVENSIS EXTRACT SDEPENDING ON ETHANOL CONCENTRATION. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (May). 653-660] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Il-Suk Kim
Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/4160      
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/4160