ANTI-LIPID PEROXIDATION ACTIVITY OF ALLMANIA NODIFLORA (L.) R. BR.: A TRADITIONAL LEAFY VEGETABLEAbstract
Allmania nodiflora (L.) R. Br. is a diffuse herb, belongs to family Amaranthaceae. Fresh leaves used as a green leafy vegetable, which is rich in vitamins and iron. The present aim of this work is to evaluate the phytochemical composition and antioxidant activity of ethanol and water extracts of A. nodiflora leaves. The results on the phytochemical composition of the water and ethanol extracts of A. nodiflora revealed that water extract showed a higher amount of total phenolic (TPC) and total flavonoid (TFC) contents than ethanol extract. Regarding antioxidant activity results, both water and ethanol extracts showed a higher amount of total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and dose-dependent activity against the DPPH, hydroxyl radical and lipid peroxidation activity. In conclusion, the water extract of A. nodiflora leaves showed a high amount of TPC, TFC and TAC and strongly inhibited DPPH, hydroxyl radical and ferric chloride-induced lipid peroxidation in goat liver tissue homogenate. The findings of the study suggest that A. nodiflora leaves could be used as a potential source of natural antioxidants.
A. L. Devi, P. V. M. Raddy and K. V. Ratnam *
Department of Botany, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India.
03 July 2019
30 December 2019
08 February 2020
01 May 2020