ANTIOXIDANT AND PHYTOCHEMICAL POTENTIAL OF MEDICINAL PLANT KALANCHOE PINNATAAbstract
The phytochemical analysis of the medicinal plant Kalonchoe pinnata was carried out to evaluate the antioxidant potential. Alcoholic extracts of the leaves was subjected to in vitro antioxidant activity screening models such as inhibition of lipid peroxidation, nitric oxide ,superoxide radical and hydroxyl radical scavenging activity. Ascorbic acid was used as the standard for superoxide anion radical scavenging activities. Butylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT) is used as standard for anti-lipid peroxidation activity and for nitric oxide scavenging activity Gallic acid is used as a standard. In all the models studied, the extracts showed potent antioxidant activity, thereby augmenting it into the present day system of medicine.
S. Chandra Mohan*, V. Balamurugan , R. Elayaraja and A. S. Prabakaran
Department of Chemistry, PRIST University, Vallam, Thanjavur-613 403, Tamil Nadu, India
17 November, 2011
24 December, 2011
23 February, 2012