EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF DIFFERENT EXTRACTS OF MANGO GINGER (CURCUMA AMADA ROXB.) RHIZOMEAbstract
The Zingiberaceae has the great importance in the plant kingdom because the members of this family give up spices, perfumes, dyes and valuable medicines. Alongside, a number of species of this family are cultivated for flowering. Mango ginger is one of the important species of this family having medicinal and biological properties such as antiageing, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, antifungal, platelet aggregation inhibition activity and analgesic activity. In Ayurveda and Unani medicines of system, its rhizomes are useful as expectorant, appetizer, alexteric and laxtative. The rhizomes of mango ginger are also used in skin diseases, bronchitis, asthama and inflammatiom. Present examination aims to evaluate and compare antioxidant potential of different extracts of mango ginger using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl assay. In this study, methanol and ethyl acetate extracts of mango ginger rhizomes was estimated as good antioxidant activity which is may be due to phenolics, curcuminoids, essential oil, terpinoids and flavonids present in good amounts in these extracts, whereas dichloromethane and aqueous extracts has very little capability of radical scavenging activity.
Ravindra Kumar Gupta , Himanshu Gaur , Jayant Kumar Pati and Archana Pandey *
Department of Chemistry, CMP Degree College (Constituent College of University of Allahabad), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
14 February, 2015
27 March, 2015
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