A comparative study on the antioxidant activity of selected medicinal plant extracts
Aparna A Bhairappa, Vrushali V Dhoble, Nikita V Potabatti
The ethanol and methanol extracts of,Prunus dulkis (Almond), Ficus racemosa (Audumbar), Kalanchoe pinnata (Panphutti), Ocimum gratissimum (tulsi) were screened for their free radical scavenging property using ascorbic acid as standard antioxidant. Free radical sacvanging activity was studied using DPPH method. Highest antioxidant activity observed in Kalanchoe pinnata with 69.841% and 78.56% in ethanol and methanol extract respectively. In case of ethanol extract Ficus racemosa, and Ocimum gratissimum showed higher antioxidant activity as compared to other. In case of methanol extract Kalanchoe pinnata is at top. This present study proves that the plant extracts have considerable antioxidant property and further detailed studies and characterization of these plant extracts can contribute to their medicinal and pharmaceutical applications.
Aparna A Bhairappa, Vrushali V Dhoble, Nikita V Potabatti. A comparative study on the antioxidant activity of selected medicinal plant extracts. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2016, Pages 11-13