Antioxidant and antifungal activity of Verbena officinalis L. leaves.
Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2008 Sep ;63(3):93-7. Epub 2008 May 23. PMID: 18498054
The scavenging activity against DPPH (1,1-diphenil-2-picrylhydrazyl) radical and the antifungal effect against chloroform, ethyl acetate and 50% methanolic extracts of Verbena officinalis leaves were investigated. The activity of different fractions of 50% methanolic extract and some isolated compounds were also investigated. The results suggest that 50% methanolic extract and caffeoyl derivatives could potentially be considered as excellent and readily available sources of natural antifungal and antioxidant compounds.