Olga Nemereshina, Nikolay Gusev

On the content of antioxidants in Plantago L. species within the steppe area of Orenburg region

DOI: 10.33284/2658-3135-103-1-75

UDC 633.88(470.56)

On the content of antioxidants in Plantago L. species within the steppe area of Orenburg region

Olga N Nemereshina1, Nikolay F Gusev2

1Orenburg State Medical University (Orenburg, Russia)

2Orenburg State Agrarian University (Orenburg, Russia)

Summary: Determination of the content of natural antioxidants in medicinal plant materials and feeds makes it possible to evaluate them as agents for the prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders in animals and humans. Raw material of plantain has been used in folk medicine and veterinary medicine since ancient times as a wound healing, anti-inflammatory and antiulcer drug. Psyllium preparations have an immuno-stimulating effect and normalize the digestive system. In recent decades, the effectiveness of using plantain plants for the production of feed mixtures, especially in an arid climate, has been proved in world practice. One of the important indicators of quality of medicinal plant materials and feeds is the content of low-molecular antioxidants in them. The authors studied the influence of medicinal plant material of promising species of Plantago L. genus, Plantaginaceae Juss. family, found in the steppe zone of the Southern Urals (within Orenburg region), on the content of compounds with antioxidant properties. Samples of P. major, P. maxima, P. lanceolata, and P. stepposa were taken for the study. The content of flavonoids, tanides, ascorbic acid and tocopherol prevails in Plantago maxima samples. Species of Plantago stepposa L. and Plantago lanceolata L. produce an increased amount of carotene.

Key words: Plantago L., plantain, steppe zone, antioxidants, Orenburg region.


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Nemereshina Olga Nikolaevna, Cand. Sci. (Biol), Associate Professor of the Department of Biochemistry, Orenburg State Medical University, 460000, Orenburg, Russia, 6 Sovetskaya St., tel.: 8(3532)77-61-03, 77-94-08, 8(905)8901330 e-mail: olga.nemerech@rambler.ru

Gusev Nikolay Fedorovich, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Professor, Department of Bioecology, Orenburg State Agrarian University, 460014, Orenburg, Russia, 18 Chelyuskintsev St., tel: 8(3532)77-52-30, fax: 8(3532)77-52-30, 72-57-06, 8(912)3523669, e-mail: nikolajj-gusev19@rambler.ru

Поступила в редакцию 18 февраля 2020 г.; принята после решения редколлегии 16 марта 2020 г.; опубликована 31 марта 2020 г.