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Mountain tea: A new herbal tea from South Africa?

Show simple item record Olivier J. en Rampedi I. en 2012-11-01T16:31:27Z 2012-11-01T16:31:27Z 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Food Science and Technology en
dc.identifier.citation 22 en
dc.identifier.citation 1 en
dc.identifier.issn 14753324 en
dc.description.abstract A tea made of an indigenous South African plant athrixia phylicoides, a small shurb with aromatic silvery leaves and harvested in late autumn, is found to be suitable for commercial development. The National Research Foundation (NRF) has aimed to assess the feasibility of commercializing the plant product based on the determination of the chemical and pharmacological properties of the leaf infusions and decoctions. The Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) method of qualitative anioxidant detection showed that athrixia contained at least eight antioxidant compounds in relatively high concentrations. The tea to be commercialized does not contain caffeine and athrixia leaves show some anti-inflammatory properties while the water extracts exhibit antimicrobial activity against various bacteria. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Bacteria; Concentration (process); Food products; Thin layer chromatography; Inflammatory properties; Pharmacological properties; Phylicoides; Plants (botany) en
dc.title Mountain tea: A new herbal tea from South Africa? en
dc.type Article en

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