VALENTINA GABRIELA GURITA (CIOBOTARU), IOANA ZINUCA PAVEL, MARIOARA POENARU, ELENA ALINA MOACA, SORIN FLORESCU, CORINA DANCIU, VICTOR DUMITRASCU, ILINCA IMBREA, GEORGETA POP ASSESSMENT OF THE ANTIOXIDANT EFFECT OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACTS OBTAINED FROM AGRIMONIA EUPATORIA L., FILIPENDULA ULMARIA (L.) MAXIM. AND FILIPENDULA VULGARIS MOENCH COLLECTED FROM THE ESTERN PART OF ROMANIA Numerous plants are currently used for both their curative and preventive effects in a wide range of pathologies. They possess multiple beneficial effects, including the well-known antioxidant capacity. Agrimonia eupatoria L. and Filipendula spp., from the Rosaceae family have emerged as a potential source of phenolic constituents, showing antioxidant activities. The aim of this study was to obtain ethanolic extracts from Agrimonia eupatoria L., Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim. and Filipendula vulgaris Moench. collected from the West part of Romania and to determine their antioxidant capacity. Two DPPH assays were used to determine the antioxidant activity of the extracts, ethanolic solution of 1 and 0.1 mM DPPH. Our data indicated that all the extracts, regardless of the place of harvest possess significant antioxidant activity. The most potent activity was recorded for the extracts prepared from Agrimonia eupatoria L. collected from Baziaº – Locva Mountains in mixture with ethanolic solution of 0.1 mM DPPH, followed by Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim, using the same concentration of ethanolic solution of standard antioxidant.