PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF THE AERIAL PARTS OF VIBURNUM PUNCTATUM BUCH. – HAM. Ex. D. DONAbstract
The genus Viburnum punctatum Linn. Under the family Caprifoliaceae (formerly) and Adoxaceae (currently) consists of about 200 species throughout the world. Many of these species have been recognized for their medicinal properties from very early times of this century. The aerial parts of Viburnum punctatum was collected from Nilgiri hills, Tamilnadu, India and was authenticated by Dr. A. B. Rema Shree, Dy. Project Director, Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala, Kottakkal, Kerala, India. Phytochemical screening of the aerial parts of Viburnum punctatum was carried out. Result indicated that the aqueous extract of the plant material contain carbohydrate, glycosides, phenolic compounds, saponins and flavonoids. Antioxidant activity of the aqueous extract of the aerial parts of the plant material was carried out by DPPH scavenging assay and Reducing Power method and it found to have a good antioxidant activity.
P.V. Susmitha*, V.B. Arunlal ,C.R. Biju and G. Babu
Nehru College of Pharmacy , Pampady P.O, Thrissur Dist., Kerala, India
25 February, 2013
06 April, 2013
29 May, 2013
01 June, 2013