IN-VITRO ANTI-OXIDANT ACTIVITY OF ELYTRARIA ACAULISAbstract
The overproduction of oxidants in the body leading to different side effects and chronic diseases, including oxidative stress. The oxidative stress is the overproduction of the oxidant’s condition in the body, which leads to metabolic imbalance and leading to diseases. It is one of the main diseases around the world, affecting the human lifestyle, either psychologically and physically. The natural products have been using as medicines and food supplements because of their nutritional values and less side effects. The current study was aimed to evaluate the free radical scavenging activity of Elytraria acaulis root extracts on different free radicals. The anti-oxidant activity was studied against 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), superoxide, and hydroxyl free radicals using standard methods. The Elyraria acaulis root part extracts showed concentration-dependent antioxidant activity on free radicals. The extracts showed a moderate effect on free radicals compared to the standard drug ascorbic acid, and hydro-alcoholic extract possesses more activity than the other two extracts. The end results of the current study clearly state that Elytraria acaulis root possess free radical scavenging activity and also confirms its’ traditional value in traditional medicine.
K. G. Sankar * and B. S. Venkateswarlu
Department of Pharmacognosy, MAM College of Pharmacy, Kesanupalli, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh, India.
13 October 2019
20 January 2020
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