EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACTS OF LENS CULINARIS, VIGNA UNGUICULATA, DOLICHOS BIFLORUS AND PHALASEOUS VULGARIS SEEDSAbstract
The present investigation has been carried out to determine the antioxidant activity of the ethanolic extracts obtained from plant seeds belonging to family Leguminosae i.e., Lens culinaris, Vigna unguiculata, Dolichos biflorus and Phalaseous. Phenolic compounds present in the extracts showed the antioxidant and antiradical properties when investigated using a ferrous ion chelating ability and reducing power assay. The results indicated that ethanolic extracts of all four plant seeds resembled in the activities above. Phenolic constituents contained in plant mentioned above seeds may have a future role as ingredients in the development of functional foods.
G. Mishra* and K. K. Chagti
Smt. Vidyawati College of Pharmacy, Gora Macchiya, Kanpur road, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
09 March 2016
03 April 2016
06 April 2016
30 April 2016