FREE RADICAL SCAVENGING ACTIVITY OF VARIOUS EXTRACTS OF ANISOMELES MALABARICA (L)Abstract
The present study aimed to determine the antioxidant potential of different solvent extracts of A. malabarica. Drug discovery from traditional medicinal herbs has played a significant role in the therapeutic management of cancer and, undoubtedly, most novel clinical applications of medicinal plants and its secondary metabolites and derivatives. The leaves extract showed various folklore and traditional applications in India. The polar and non-polar solvents extracts such as hexane chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol, and aqueous were subjected to various in-vitro antioxidant assays such as DPPH, ABTS, Superoxide, Nitric oxide, Hydroxyl radical and Ferrous ion chelation, Butylated Hydroxy Toluene was used as a standard. The percentage of scavenging and chelation values for antioxidant were obtained and tabulated. Effective concentration (EC50) values are calculated using linear interpolation. The result clearly exhibited that the methanol leaves extract possesses more efficient antioxidant properties than the other extracts. This scavenging free radical capacity can be used as a good anti-oxidizing agent in various fields of medicine, the food industry etc.
K. A. Supriya * and Lali Growther
Department of Microbiology, Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
30 January 2022
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