Bioactive Compounds from Portulaca oleracea L. Extract
Truc, Thanh Tran
Bui, Phuc H.
Phan, Nga Thi Thanh
My, Dung Hoang
Minh, Tam Nguyen Kim

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Truc T.T., Bui P.H., Phan N.T.T., My D.H., Minh T.N.K., 2023, Bioactive Compounds from Portulaca oleracea L. Extract, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 106, 637-642.


Portulaca oleracea L. (purslane) is a plant with various bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols, flavonoids, and polysaccharides. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties of purslane extract obtained by Soxhlet extraction with 80 % methanol for 5 h. The extract was characterized by measuring the contents of polyphenols, flavonoids, and polysaccharides, as well as the DPPH free radical scavenging activity. The antimicrobial activity of the extract was tested against six bacterial strains and one fungal strain using the agar well diffusion method. The anticancer activity of the extract was assessed by measuring the cell survival rates of K562 and HepG2 cancer cells treated with different concentrations of the extract.