ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF ISOLATED FLAVONOIDS FROM THE LEAVES OF CORCHORUS AESTUANS LINN.Abstract
Preliminary phytochemical investigation of various extracts of leaves of Corchorus aestuans Linn showed the presence of flavonoids, carbohydrates, saponins, phytosterols, phenolic compounds, triterpenoids, cardiac glycosides and tannins. An attempt has been made to isolate flavonoids and perform antioxidant potential of the same. The antioxidant activity was performed by two in-vitro testing methods, such as scavenging activity on 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radicals and hydroxyl radical scavenging activity by EDTA. The data obtained in these testing systems clearly established the antioxidant potency of Corchorus aestuans Linn.
Rashmika Patel * and Manish Patel
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, B. Pharmacy College, Rampura-Kakanpura, Ta. Godhra, Dist. Panchmahal, Gujarat, India
09 September, 2012
16 October, 2012
17 December, 2012
01 January, 2013