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Table 4 IC50 (DPPH), IC50 (ABTS), AEAC (FRAP assay), AEAC (Phosphomolybdenum assay) of the extracts, ascorbic acid, and BHA

From: Chemical composition and bioactivity of essential oils and Ethanolic extracts of Ocimum basilicum L. and Thymus algeriensis Boiss. & Reut. from the Algerian Saharan Atlas

Plant/Control Extract IC50 (DPPH)
(mg/mL)
IC50 (ABTS)
(mg/mL)
AEAC-FRAP assay
(μg/mL)
AEAC- Phosphomolybdenum assay
(mg/mL)
Ocimum basilicum EE 0.679 ± 0.0383a 0.970 ± 0.022a 3.657 ± 0.009 a 0.005 ± 0.0003a
EO 16.296 ± 0.394c 0.6870 ± 0.0203a 0.003 ± 0.0007 c 0.760 ± 0.001c
Thymus algeriensis EE 1.560 ± 0.010 a 1.743 ± 0.195a 0.897 ± 0.064d 0.007 ± 0.0006a
EO 1.437 ± 4.51 E-05d 0.8960 ± 0.203a 1.387 ± 0.265d 0.432 ± 0.001c
Ascorbic acid   0.002 ± 3.826 E-06b 0.001 ± 5.13E-05b ND ND
Vitamin E   ND ND ND 0.674 ± 0.057b
Trolox   ND 0.003 ± 3.35E-05b ND ND
BHA   1.685 ± 0.658b ND 1000 ± 0.047b ND
  1. EE Ethanol extract
  2. EO Essential oil
  3. ND Not determined
  4. Each value in the table is represented as mean ± SD (n = 3). In the same column, means not sharing the same letter are significantly different at P < 0.05 probability level in each column