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Dr. Milan Lukić

Vol 43, No 1 (2023):

Lekovite Sirovine

Published: 25.12.2023.

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25.12.2023. Originalan naučni rad– Original scientific paper
Liposomes as a carrier for 4–hydroxycoumarin: characterisation, stability and antioxidant potential

By Aleksandra Jovanović, Edina Avdović, Ana Plećić, Vojislav Ćirić, Branko Bugarski, Zoran Marković

25.12.2023. Originalan naučni rad– Original scientific paper
Microwawe–assisted extraction of antioxidant compounds from Vaccinium Myrtillus leaves

By Muna Elferjane, Petar Batinić, Natalija Čutović, Milena Milošević, Vojislav Ćirić, Aleksandar Marinković, Aleksandra Jovanović

25.12.2023. Pregledni rad – Review Paper
Usage areas, biological activities and volatile oil compounds of Matricaria aurea and Matricaria chamomilla

By Hasan Hüseyin Yaz, İmran Uysal, Abdullah Ozan Polat, Falah Saleh Mohammed, Mustafa Sevindik

25.12.2023. Originalan naučni rad– Original scientific paper
Antioxidant, antibacterial and enzyme inhibitory activity of the leaf extracts of Paeonia daurica Andrews wild growing in Serbia

By Petar Batinic, Natalija Cutovic, Aleksandra Jovanović, Dejan Stojković, Gokhan Zengin, Tamara Carević, Željana Prijić, Aleksandar Marinković, Tatjana Marković

25.12.2023. Originalan naučni rad– Original scientific paper
Apple cider vinegar vs. ethanol as an extraction solvent in the ultrasound-assisted extraction of elderberry fruits

By Zorana Mutavski, Mirjana Sulejmanović, Sladjana Krivošija, Changhui Zhao, Senka Vidović

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27.12.2013. Originalan naučni rad– Original scientific paper

By Sandra Đorđević, Tatjana Marković, Sava Vrbničanin, Dragana Božić

Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. is an allergen species that belongs to the group of invasive weeds, and is very frequent and present in our region. The use of essential oils in the control of weeds attracts great attention of researchers. Many of them have already pointed out the ability of some oils and/or their individual components to delay seed germination of various weeds or completely inhibit it. In this paper, we present results of the efficacy of three essential oils on A. artemisiifolia seeds; the trials were carried out using two different in vitro methods, in which the percentage of seed germination was measured 7th day.  In testings with seeds soaked in essential oil solution, in Petri dishes (500 ml in 100 ml of distilled water), a significant inhibition of germination was observed in the case A. graveolens and S. officinalis oil (100 % and 97 % , respectively), while the oil of S. montana demonstrated slightly weaker inhibitory effect (86 %). When essential oils were applied in form of a vapour (an oil droplet of 25 ml applied on the inner side od Petri dish lids), A. graveolens and S. officinalis oils inhibited the seed germination 100 % and and 95 % , respectively , while the oil of S. montana again demonstrated the weakest inhibitory effect (52 %).

The aim of the presented research was to determine whether the application of the essential oils of A. graveolens, S. officinalis and S. montana in form of a solution or vapor, affects, and to what extent they are important for germination of seeds of the weed species A. artemisiifolia L.

25.12.2021. Research Article
Microwave-assisted extraction of essential oil from ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.)

By Zorica Drinić, Miloš Jovanović, Dejan Pljevljakušić, Nada Čujić-Nikolić, Dubravka Bigović, Katarina Šavikin

25.12.2017. Research Article
Phytochemical characterization and antioxidant potential of rustyback fern (Asplenium ceterach L.)

By Suzana Živković, Marijana Skorić, Branislav Šiler, Slavica Dmitrović, Biljana Filipović, Tijana Nikolić, Danijela Mišić

25.12.2021. Research Article
Evaluation of antioxidant activities and haematological effects of Asystasia gangetica leaf extract in monosodium glutamate-treated rats

By Robert Uroko, Amarachi Agbafor, Simeon Egba, Chinedu Nwuke, Sharon Kalu-Kalu

20.12.2021. Review Article
Comprehensive combined chemical and pharmacognostic approach in the investigation of Montenegrin flora, with emphasis on endemic species: Past performance and future potential

By Nebojša R.Menković, Vanja M.Tadić

Herein, we have reviewed the comparative analysis relating pharmacognostic and chemical approaches in the investigation of the chosen plants from Montenegrin flora known for the constituents recognized as carriers of different biological activities. In addition, some of the mentioned extensively studied plants were with uncertain status in the systematics, as not being recognized as new species. The results of pharmacognostic studies with the thorough chemical analyses addressing the problem in positioning some of the investigated plants from Swertia, Gentiana and Gentianella genera belonging to family Gentianaceae in systematics, performed within the collaboration of two research groups from Institute for Medicinal Plants Research “Dr. Josif Pančić” and Faculty of Chemistry, the University of Belgrade under the leadership of Dr. Nebojša Menković and Prof. Dr. Slobodan Milosavljević were summarized. In addition, the complete chemical structure elucidation of sesquiterpene lactones present in Anthemis sp. as potential anti-inflammatory agents, applying the sophisticated 2D NMR techniques was reviewed. Further, the parthenolide content determination in Tanacetum larvatum revealed the possibility of the successful application of 1H NMR techniques in quantification studies. The findings presented in the published literature stressed the importance of a combined chemical and pharmacognostic approach in the investigation of natural products originating from plants.


31.12.2013. Originalan naučni rad– Original scientific paper
SEED QUALITY AND SWELLING INDEX OF MARSHMALLOW (Althaea officinalis L.), LINSEED (Linum usitatissimum L.) AND FENUGREEK (Trigonella foenum graecum L.) SEED

By Vladimir Filipović, Vera Popović, Đorđe Glamočlija, Tatjana Marković, Dragoja Radanović, Vladan Ugrenović, Violeta Mickovski Stefanović

25.12.2018. Research Article
Effect of extraction solvent on total polyphenols content and antioxidant activity of Cannabis sativa L.

By Zorica Drinić, Senka Vidović, Jelena Vladić, Anamarija Koren, Biljana Kiprovski, Vladmir Sikora

25.12.2021. Research Article
Evaluation of different solvents for phytochemical constituents and antioxidant activities of the leaves of Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson

By Ale Joy Enitan, Lawal Ibraheem Oduola, Omogbene Temitope Olorunyomi

Bear’s breech or mountain thistle (Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson) is a shrub belonging to Acanthaceae family. It is widespread in Africa, Romania, Greece, and Eastern Mediterranean. African people engage its medicinal use for the management of urethral pain, endometritis, urogenital infections, urinary disease, aches and pains. Fresh leaves of A. montanus were collected from Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) herbal garden and identified at the Forestry Herbarium, Ibadan. About 200 g of the powered sample was macerated in 400 mL each of three organic solvents such as ethyl acetate, acetone and methanol respectively, for 24 h. Each extracts were screened for phytochemicals such as flavonoids, saponins, phenols, terpenoids, phlobotannins, alkaloids, tannins, and cardiac glycosides. Estimation of total flavonol content, and antioxidant assays such as 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and nitric oxide radical scavenging activity were also carried out. The quantitative phytochemical test (flavonol content) revealed that Acanthus montanus methanol extract was the richest one among the solvent systems while acetone extract gave the best antioxidant activity. It was observed that the antioxidant activity could be attributed to moderately polar extracts. The study, therefore, provides evidence that various solvents used in extraction can result in differences in quantitative phytochemicals and antioxidant activity.


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