IN-VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ALPINIA PURPURATAAbstract
Plants containing bioactive substances have increasingly become the object of research studies, opening alternative paths for therapeutic treatments or revealing substances that could later be explored and synthesized to produce pharmaceutical, cosmetic and agrochemical formulations. Alpinia purpurata have strong effect on H2O2 induced oxidative damages. The extract of Alpinia purpurata showed a higher antioxidant activity. The results suggest that the plants extract prevent oxidative damage in normal cells probably because of their antioxidant characteristics.“Phytochemicals or phytoconstituents” are becomingly known for their antioxidant activity.
Justi Jovitta. C*, Sreenivasan Aswathi and S. Suja
Department of Biochemistry, Dr. N.G.P Arts and Science College, Kalapatti road, Coimbatore-641 048, Tamil Nadu, India
28 February, 2012
21 April, 2012
24 June, 2012
01 July 2012