ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITIONAL CONSTITUENTS AND IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY OF METHANOLIC STEM EXTRACT OF CARALLUMA ATTENUATAAbstract
The main objective of the present study includes the assessment of nutritional constituents and anti-oxidant activity of methanolic stem extract of Caralluma attenuata by in-vitro methods. In the present investigation the author has identified the phytochemical constituents which have nutritional importance by specific chemical tests, thin layer chromatography, atomic absorption spectroscopy for Calcium, Zinc and Magnesium. In vitro antioxidant property was also performed by Free Radical Scavenging Assay, Reductive Ability and Nitric Oxide Method. Carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids, flavonoids and inorganic essential trace elements were identified and the results were tabulated. On the basis of the results observed the methanolic stem extract of Caralluma attenuata found to possess considerable amounts of nutritional constituents and anti-oxidant property.
P. Mounika, M. Vijaya Jyothi *, Y. Rajendra Prasad, C. Naresh Babu and S. Triveni
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, K.R. Palli cross, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India
17 December, 2016
08 February, 2017
17 February, 2017
01 July, 2017