Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties of the Fir Buds Syrup

Liana Mariana Deac, Anca Farcas, Dan C. Vodnar, Maria Tofana, Sonia Socaci

Abstract


The fir buds as well as the fir buds extracts (such as fir buds syrup) are used in traditional medicine and phytotheraphy for the alleviation of light to medium forms of respiratory diseases and for the prophylaxis or treatment of some childhood disorders. The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of the two types fir buds syrups (cold pressed and boiled) taken into study were demonstrated by its content in vitamin C, flavonoids and by the inhibitory effect on E.coli, B. cereus, S.aureus, L. monocytogenes, Salmonella thypi.

Keywords


fir buds syrup, vitamin C, flavonoids, antioxidant capacity, antimicrobial properties

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-fst:10123

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