PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION AND ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF TWO AMARANTHACEAE PLANTS: ACHYRANTHES ASPERA LINN AND CHENOPODIUM ALBUM LINNAbstract
Antioxidants are renowned protective molecules that are significant in the management of many chronic diseases. They can support the free radical mechanism to quench the cellular stress to prevent oxidative damage and improve existing therapy by playing a vital role in protection through antioxidant activities. The family Amaranthaceae is a well-known family for various health benefits. The selected plants Achyranthes aspera Linn and Chenopodium album Linn are also cited in the modern and traditional literature for their diversified health applications and pharmacological properties. So, the current work aims to screen the total phenolic, flavonoid, and saponin content of fractions made with solvents with various polarities and to screen their detailed antioxidant potential through DPPH assay, NO reducing assay, reducing power assay, and total antioxidant activity. It is inferred from the results that the methanol, chloroform, and aqueous fractions were rich in antioxidant components that are statistically significant with the reference standards.
T. Rajeshwari *, R. Suresh and M. Sudhakar
Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.
10 May 2021
10 June 2021
12 June 2021
01 February 2022