Journal of Cancer Research Updates

Antioxidant and Anticancer Activities of Raspberry Extracts
Pages 54-59
You-Qiu Xue, Ke-Jun Cheng, Jian-Ge Qiu, Xiao-Long Mei, Wen-Ji Zhang, Qi-Wei Jiang, Wu-Ming Qin, Yang Yang, Di-Wei Zheng, Yao Chen, Meng-Ning Wei, Dong-Mei Huo, Xing Wei and Zhi Shi


Published: 07 May 2015


Abstract: The raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is an economical important berry crop that contains phytochemicals such as polyphenols and flavonoids with potential health benefits. This study addresses the antioxidant and anticancer effects of raspberry and its root extracts. Raspberry and raspberry root were extracted with ethanol, and separated into petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, n-butyl alcohol and water fraction. Most extracts showed the powerful activities to scavenge DPPH radical, eliminate hydroxyl free radical ion, and inhibit the growth of human cancer cells, suggesting their promising application on health care.

Keywords: Raspberry, antioxidant, anticancer.

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