EVALUATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL, ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIOXIDANT ANALYSIS OF LINUM USITATISSIMUM L. SEED EXTRACTAbstract
Plants have been widely adopted as the source of all drugs; this field has gradually broadened in developing countries where traditional medicine is essential in health care. Flaxseed is the seed from the plant Linum usitatissimum, which is an annual plant. This plant has attracted man’s attention for its advantages for human health. Plant materials contain a lot of bioactive phenolics, which demonstrate biological activity, including anti-radical, antioxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-cancer effects. Antioxidants are synthetic or natural compounds that can delay some types of cell damage and quench reactive radical species formed during oxidative reactions in metabolism. Our aim is to collect the seed of Linum usitatissimum L., screen the antibacterial activity of the solvent extracts of this plant against some selected bacteria, and identify the bioactive chemical compounds from the plant extracts using preliminary phytochemical analysis. To investigate the antioxidant activity of methanol, ethyl acetate, and chloroform extracts of Linum usitatissimum L.
Auxilliya Anthonisamy *, Revathi Mathiyazhagan, Manonmani Rajasekaran and A. Asha Monica
Department of Botany, Holy Cross College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
31 January 2023
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01 September 2023