EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF ETHANOL AND CHLOROFORM EXTRACTS OF WILD AND MICROPROPAGATED CLEOME VISCOSA LINN.Abstract
Herbal medicines are now creature in modern dosage forms using modern manufacture in and processing techniques in the pharmaceutical industry. Antioxidants assuage oxidative stress in cells and thereby help in the prevention and treatment of many diseases of humans. This study aimed to assess the antioxidant activity of ethanol and chloroform extracts of wild and micro-propagated Cleome viscosa. DPPH performed an antioxidant activity ((2, 2 – diphenyl 1, picryl hydrazyl) radical scavenging method for ethanol and chloroform extracts of wild and micro-propagated C. viscosa. The ethanol and chloroform extract results were exhibited by strong antioxidant DPPH radical scavenging activity with the percentage of potential antioxidant concentration wild and micro-propagated were found to be 77.74%, 76.45% and 63.54%, 55.16% respectively. The percentage compared to positive standard compounds of ascorbic acid. The results were concluded that ethanol extracts possess effective antioxidant activity than that chloroform extracts.
M. Deventhiran, W. J. Wyson, P. Saravanan and D. Anand*
Department of Botany, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (Autonomous), Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
01 April 2017
23 May 2017
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01 August 2017