ASSESSMENT OF TOTAL FLAVONOID AND POLYPHENOL CONTENT OF DIFFERENT PARTS OF CICHORIUM INTYBUS L.Abstract
Common chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) plant belonging to sunflower family primarily grown for its root which is used as a coffee substitute but is also widely used in folk medicine to treat various ailments ranging from wounds to diabetes. The plant is a good tonic cooling agent and is useful in headache, throat inflammation, immune stimulation, mutagenic, probiotic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial activity etc., and these actions are attributed to a wide range of phytoconstituents present in this plant. In the existing study, the total flavonoid and phenol content of methanolic extract of selected parts (leaves, root, and seeds) of Cichorium intybus L.was quantitatively estimated using aluminium chloride colorimetric method (as quercetin equivalent) and Folin-Ciocalteu method (as caffeic acid equivalent) respectively. The total phenolic contents varied from 1.94± 0.895 to 1.66± 0.506 mg/gdw. Total flavonoid contents were between 1.60± 1.69 to 1.37 ± 0.796 mg/gdw.
M. Choudhary *, P. Rajput, A. Sharma and R. A. Sharma
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Lab, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
06 September 2019
16 May 2021
16 May 2021
01 July 2021