ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF FLAVONOIDAL CONTENT OF BUTEA MONOSPERMAAbstract
In present study, in vitro methods were selected to test and compare the antioxidant activity at different levels involving formation and scavenging of free radical by extract of Butea monosperma flowers (EBMF). The total phenolic content of EBMF was found to be 19.09 mg (equivalent to gallic acid) per gram of extract. In addition, reducing power was found to be increase with the increasing concentration of extract. The extract exhibited concentration dependant radical scavenging activity in DPPH with IC50 value- 47. 2 µg/ml. All the above in vitro studies clearly indicate that the EBMF posses a significant antioxidant activity.
Piyush Gupta*, Bibhilesh B. Mendhe, Namrata Singh, Milind Pande, Anupam Pathak and Sahadev Yadav
Shri Ravishankar College of Pharmacy, Bhopal (MP), India
01 February, 2010
20 March, 2009
28 March, 2010
01 April, 2010