Monday, July 30, 2018 by Ralph Flores
The essential oil of Rhaponticum acaule (RaEO) is a promising source of antioxidant compounds, according to a recent study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers from the University of Monastir and the National School of Engineers of Sfax in Tunisia evaluated whether RaEO can inhibit ?-glucosidase, xanthine oxidase, and pancreatic lipase using multiple in vitro assays.
The findings suggest that RaEO holds promise as a potential source of antioxidants, which can benefit human health.
Read the full text of the study at this link.
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Mosbah H, Chahdoura H, Kammoun J, Hlila MB, Louati H, Hammami S, Flamini G, Achour L, Selmi B. RHAPONTICUM ACAULE (L) DC ESSENTIAL OIL: CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ENZYME INHIBITION PROPERTIES. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5 March 2018;18(79). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-018-2145-5