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Evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial exercises of the Pistacia lentiscus and Pistacia atlantica extricates


M. M Pelanken and G. S. Taiwe

The antimicrobial activity and antioxidant properties of Pistacia lentiscus L. and Pistacia atlantica Desf (Anacardiaceae) leaves extracts were studied against eight bacteria, five moulds and yeast. A strong antifungal activity and a weak antibacterial activity were observed. They showed also a high reducing power capacity and a weak scavenging activity for superoxide anions (14.16 % for P. lentiscus and 19.3 % for P. atlantica).


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