INVESTIGATION OF IN-VITRO ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF MESUA FERREA L. SEED OILAbstract
The paper describes the in-vitro antioxidant activity of seed oil extracted from seeds of Mesua ferrea L. The plant extract has been found to possess various pharmacological activities which have been proved scientifically based on the ethnomedical data. The in-vitro antioxidant activity of M. ferrea seed oil (MFSO) was evaluated. The EC50 values of free radical scavenging activity (10.25 µg/ml), ABTS+ (652.5025 µg/ml) discoloration assay and nitric oxide scavenging activities (13.17 25 µg/ml) and determination of total phenolic content (121.5 µg GAE/ml), total antioxidant content 241.25 µg GAE/ml and total flavonoids content (66 µg QE/ml) in MFSO indicated its potential antioxidant activity.
Manoj Kumar Chahar*, Sanjaya Kumar D.S., T. Lokesh and K.P. Manohara
Sree Siddaganga College of Pharmacy, Tumkur – 572 102, Karnataka, India
07 July, 2012
28 August, 2012
20 October, 2012