Estimation of the total phenolic compounds in juniper sprouts (Juniperus communis L., Cupressaceae) from different places at the kujawsko-pomorskie province

DANIEL MODNICKI, JUSTYNA ŁABĘDZKA

Abstract

Common juniper (Juniperus communis L.) is the well-known and valuable medicinal plant. Juniper berry is used as a herbal medicine mainly due to its essential oil with diuretic, antiinflammatory, choleretic and cholagogue activities. Some other substances, as polyphenols, are present in juniper berries and other parts of this plant. The aim of this study was to estimate total polyphenols content in common juniper sprouts (leaves) originating from different places at the kujawsko-pomorskie province. The total polyphenols content was carried out by means of spectroscopic method with Folin-Ciocalteu reagent and shown as pyrogallol equivalents. The obtained results ranged in limits from 2.40±0.23% to 3.43±0.17%.
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