IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF CURCUMA AMADA ROXB.Abstract
A study was undertaken to evaluate the antioxidant potential of rhizomes of Curcuma amada (Zingiberaceae). Aqueous and ethanolic extracts were subjected to in vitro antioxidant activity screening models such as DPPH, ABTS, nitric oxide and inhibition of lipid peroxidation activity. Ascorbic acid was used as the standard. In all the models studied, both the extracts showed nearly equal activities thereby justifying the traditional claims ofthe plant.
Sanjay Jain, Rakesh Barik* and Arti Jain
Department of Pharmacognosy, Smriti College of Pharmaceutical Education, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
10 October, 2012
03 December, 2012
25 January, 2013
01 February, 2013