Rosmarinic and carnosic acid contents and correlated antioxidant and antidiabetic activities of 14 Salvia species from Anatolia

Adımcılar V., Kalaycıoğlu Z., Aydogdu N., Dirmenci T., Kahraman A., Erim F. B.

JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ANALYSIS, vol.175, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 175
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpba.2019.07.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Antidiabetic activity, Antioxidant activity, Capillary electrophoresis, Rosmarinic acid, Salvia, ALPHA-GLUCOSIDASE, CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION, PHENOLIC COMPOSITION, L., EXTRACTS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Herbal medicine has been used worldwide as an alternative treatment. Salvia genus is one of the most remarked herbs which is traditionally used in the treatment of many diseases. Therefore, it is a crucial issue to reveal the chemical and biological profiles of different Salvia species. Rosmarinic and carnosic acid are the most well-known bioactive components generally accepted as the main antioxidant compounds in Salvia. This study firstly aims the determination of rosmarinic and carnosic acid contents of 14 Anatolian Salvia species by a simple and rapid capillary electrophoresis method. Moreover, the antioxidant activities and total phenolic contents of the Salvia samples were investigated. a-Glucosidase enzyme inhibitory effects of the samples were tested concerning their antidiabetic activities. The rosmarinic acid contents in the samples were well-correlated with the bioactivities (C) 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.