Extraction of Genepi (Artemisia umbelliformis) using the SpeedExtractor E-916 for the determination of Total Polyphenol content

The Genépi plant (Artemisia umbelliformis) grows in alpine areas between 2000 and 3700 meters above sea level. The plant is cultivated and used to produce a herb liquor, a local specialty in the region of the Valais Alps of Switzerland, Northern Italy and Western France. The sum parameter of total polyphenol content is commonly used in plant analysis to quantify the power of the antioxidant effect. An efficient extraction method to determine the total polyphenol content in the Genépi plant using the SpeedExtractor E-916 is presented.