Author: Muhammad Qasim Samejo, Shahabuddin Memon, Khalid Mohammed Khan, Saba Muneer Rajput, Shabana Gul, Ghulam Zuhra Memon and Qadeer Khan Panhwar

Publishing Date: 2017

E-ISSN: 1011-601X

Volume 30 Issue 2


In the present study we demonstrate the identification of phenolic compounds and the phenolic contents of the methanol extracts from stem and buds of Calligonum polygonoides with antioxidant activity. Eleven and nine phenolic compounds were identified and quantified from stem and buds, respectively by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). p-Coumaric acid was predominant in stem and gallic acid in buds. In general, the samples with the highest phenolic contents had the highest antioxidant activities. Stem and buds sparked attention due to their high phenolic contents and antioxidant activities. The Results from present study reveal that the C. polygonoides could be considered as a promising source of antioxidant phytochemicals.

KEYWORDS: Calligonum polygonoides, phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity, HPLC.

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