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Luffa operculata is a medicinal plant widely used in the treatment of rhinosinusitis in Brazil. The aim of this work was to carry out a preliminary analysis of the antioxidant and antimicrobial profile of Luffa operculata extracts. The antioxidant activity of the commercial solution, hydroalcoholic extract, infusion and ethanolic extract obtained from the commercialized fruit were evaluated for 2,2′-Azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS•+) and 2,2-Diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyldoi:10.4025/actascihealthsci.v42i1.50847 fatcat:3nziojexwnh3vdod5xuzohfzcy