Determination of Antioxidant Activity of Various Plant Parts of Scilla bifolia L. (Forest Hyacinth)

Öğretmen Ö. Y.

JOURNAL OF ANATOLIAN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.1, no.1, pp.9-14, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


This study was carried out to determine the antioxidant activity of different parts (scap, leaf, flower, bulb) of the forest hyacinth (Scilla bifolia) plant, which grows in Kadıralak plateau, at an altitude of approximately 1300 meters in Tonya district of Trabzon province. Antioxidant activities of plant parts were determined using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrihydrazil (DPPH) radical scavenging activity and trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAK) methods. According to the results obtained, DPPH radical scavenging activity and TEAK were ranked as scap>leaf>flower>bulb. While DPPH values were determined to be 94.20%, 92.65%, 87.41%, 32.01%, respectively, TEAK amounts were determined to be 9.32 μmol trolox/g, 9.17 μmol trolox/g, 8.64 μmol trolox/g and 2.59 μmol trolox/g, respectively. When the results obtained in both DPPH and TEAK methods were evaluated among themselves, statistical differences were found (p<0.05). As a result of the results obtained, it was determined that especially scape and leaf parts of the Scilla bifolia plant had significant antioxidant activity.