PHYTOCHEMICAL COMPARISON AND ANALYSIS OF BERGENIA CRASSIFOLIA L. (FRITSCH.) AND BERGENIA CORDIFOLIA STERNB.

Renáta Árok, Krisztina Végh, Ágnes Alberti, Ágnes Kéry

Abstract


Bergenia crassifolia L. (Fritsch.) and Bergenia cordifolia Sternb., species of Saxifragaceae are decorative perennial plants. The most characteristic compound with biological activity is arbutin with skin whitening properties. Arbutin from other sources is used in skin pigmentary disorders. The aim of our work was the identification and qualitative analysis of arbutin using HPLC, UV-spectra and standard addition methods and quantitative determination of arbutin and other pharmaceutically interesting compounds: flavonoids, hydroxicinnamic acids, polyphenols and tannins in domestic cultivars, considering the synergism of phytochemical agents in therapeutic effect in skin disorders.


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