Bautista-Ávila M, Gayosso-De Lucio JA, Vargas-Mendoza N, Velázquez-González C, Minarda-De la O Arciniega M, Almaguer-Vargas G. (2013). Geranium Species as Antioxidants. En: Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases - A Role for Antioxidants, Dr. Jose Antonio Morales-Gonzalez (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-1123-8, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/52002.
Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) has been widely used for a long time for the treatment of multiple diseases, despite the great advances in allopathic medicine. There is evidence that free radicals play a critical role in certain pathological conditions suchas some cancers, multiple sclerosis, inflammation, arthritis and arterosclerosis . For thisreason, some research objectives directed toward the development or discovery of these compounds catchers of these radicals.A large number of plant species, like Geranium genus contain chemical compounds that exhibitthe ability to trap free radicals. The ability to trap free radicals has been called antioxidantactivity.