BRASSICA OLERACEA: A POTENT ANTIOXIDANT THERAPEUTIC IN HEALTH AND DISEASESAbstract
Oxidative stress contributes towards initiation and progression of hepatic damage in a variety of liver disorders (e.g. Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, non alcoholic fatty liver disease amongst others). Hence, there is a great demand for the development of agents with potent antioxidant effect. There are various plant derived products which act as antioxidants. The aim of the present investigation is to evaluate the efficacy of Brassica oleracea extract as a hepatoprotective antioxidant. Brassica genus encompassing broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and radish, have received much attention, due to their glucosinolate content. Glucosinolates are hydrolysed by the endogenous enzyme myrosinase and their degradation products are reported to have anticancer activity. The FRAP assay (ferric reducing ability of plasma) is a simple test that has been employed in this study to detect the free radical scavenging activity of Brassica oleracea extract. The present paper discusses the antioxidant and antibacterial activity of Brassica oleracea extract.
Komal Talreja and Archana Moon*
University Department of Biochemistry, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
22 April, 2015
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01 October, 2015