A PRELIMINARY STUDY ON TOTAL PHENOLIC CONTENT AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF CALYCOPTERIS FLORIBUNDA ROOT EXTRACTSAbstract
We evaluated the total phenolic acid content and antioxidant activity of methanolic and aqueous extracts of Calycopteris floribunda roots. Antioxidant activity of the extracts was determined using Reducing Power Assay and Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) assays. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of the extracts revealed the presence of various phytochemicals. The total phenolic content of the extracts was higher in methanol than compared to aqueous extracts and subsequently higher antioxidant activity was also observed in case of methanol extracts. The results revealed that the antioxidant activity of the extracts was positively associated with the total phenolic acid content.
A. B. Vantamuri *, Y. B. Sounshi, O. Kotresh and S. S. Dodamani
Department of Biotechnology, Karnatak Science College, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
24 October, 2017
21 December, 2017
25 December, 2017
01 July, 2018