SCREENING OF PHYTOCHEMICAL AND IN-VITRO ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTY OF A POLYHERBAL FORMULATIONAbstract
Herbal plants produce a diverse range of bioactive molecules, making them a rich source of different types of medicines. Thus, a proper scientific evidence or assessment has become the criteria for acceptance of herbal health claims. As such developing a polyherbal formulation will definitely produce synergistic effect as needed comparable to standard drugs that are available in market all over the world. The polyherbal formulation, which has a combination of medicinal herbs such as Allium sativum, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Linum usitatissimum was tested for its antioxidant activity, total phenolic and alkaloid contents in-vitro. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the in-vitro antioxidant, total phenolic and alkaloid content of polyherbal formulation and its application for treating life threatening diseases such as cancer, cardiac diseases, diabetes mellitus. In this paper we report the results of such studies in order to orient future investigations towards the finding of new, potent, safe and easily available food antioxidants.
P. Kavitha * and C. Sowmia
P. G. Department of Biochemistry, Dr. N.G.P. Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, TN, India.
09 June, 2016
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