NUTRACEUTICAL AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF CLITORIA TERNATEA EXTRACTSAbstract
Clitoria ternatea was selected because it possesses various medicinal compounds of great significance based on its usage as an ayurvedic drug to cure various diseases. This study helps to understand the significance of plant sources that possess pharmacological activities and is good for health on regular consumption. A comparative study was thus conducted to analyze the potential antioxidant activity by experimental quantifying the certain bioactive compounds present in the aqueous and methanolic extracts of the fresh and dry flowers of the blue flowered variety of Clitoria ternatea. This study showed that all the extracts possessed desirable antioxidant activity examined by DPPH assay and peroxide value assessment due to considerable amounts of secondary metabolites like flavonoids, phenols, steroids etc., determined quantitatively during the phytochemical analysis. Although the dry methanolic extract showed positive results overall during the phytochemical analysis, the fresh aqueous extract of C. ternatea showed the highest antioxidant property with 63.63% scavenging activity.
Kavitha G. Singh *, Shruti Biswas and G. Sneha
Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
15 March 2023
27 September 2023
25 October 2023
01 November 2023