PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTY OF JUSTICIA TRANQUEBARIENSISAbstract
The present study was investigated to determine the possible phytochemical components from the solvents such as hexane, ethyl acetate and ethanolic extract of Justicia tranquebariensis. Among the phytochemical screening of these extracts, ethyl acetate extract showed that the whole plant was rich in carbohydrate, tannin, flavonoids, quinones, cardiac glycosides, phenols, steroids, and coumarins. Further, the study was extended by analyzing the antioxidant potential using DPPH method. Among all the extracts ethyl acetate and ethanolic extract showed better antioxidant activity at the concentration of 75 µg/ml when compared to hexane extract.
R. Krishnamoorthi and V. R. Bai*
PG and Research Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
29 January 2015
26 March 2015
28 April 2015
01 May 2015