Evalation of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Crataegus monogyna

  • Andreea-Adelina PUGNA
  • Imola-Noemi NAGY
  • Sonia-Ancuta SOCACI
  • Bogdan HODIȘAN
  • Suzana-Elena BIRIȘ-DORHOI
  • Maria TOFANĂ
Keywords: antimicrobial activity, antioxidant capacity, Crataegus monogyna, flavonoids, polyphenols


Antioxidant capacity and antimicrobial activity are tremenously importance process that possess the ability to protect the body from damage and infection caused by free radicals and bacteria. The bioactive compounds of Crataegus monogyna were evaluated in order to valorize these products as sources of natural additive. Analytical techniques such as extraction, determination of total polyphenols and flavonoids, demonstrative antioxidant and antimicrobial of extracts from C. monogyna were done in order to evaluate conservation capacity. Polyphenols are the major source of bioactive compounds obtained from the small red fruits of the hawthorn plant. Hawthorn fruit extracts could inhibit the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein. Due to increased interest in fruit consumption and growing of it products, there is positive effect on fruit polyphenols on human healt.