Functional Food Agaricus arvensis: Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Potentials

Ali İmran Korkmaz, Emre Cem Eraslan, Imran Uysal, Hasan Akgül


Mushrooms used in complementary medicine come to the fore with many different biological activities. In this study, antioxidant and antimicrobial potentials of Agaricus arvensis Schaeff. mushroom were determined. In our study, the ethanol extract of the mushroom was obtained in a soxhlet device. The antioxidant and oxidant potential of the mushroom was determined using Rel Assay kits. Antimicrobial activity was tested against standard strains using the agar dilution method. As a result of the analyses, the TAS value of A. arvensis was determined as 2.253±0.216, the TOS value was 15.252±0.314, and the OSI value was 0.679±0.052. The mushroom extract was effective against bacterial strains at 100-400 µg/mL concentration, and against fungus strains at 200 µg/mL concentration. As a result, it was determined that A. arvensis has antioxidant and antimicrobial potential.


Antimicrobial; antioxidant; medicinal mushroom; Agaricus arvensis

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