The free radical scavenging potential of the roots of C Viscosum was studied by using different antioxidant models of screening. The ethanolic extract at 1000 μg/m1 showed maximum scavenging of the radical cation, 2,2-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonate) (ABTS) observed upto 98.92% followed by scavenging of nitric oxide radical (96.75%), ferric ion radical (94.43% ), 1,1- diphenyl, 2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH) (92.25%) and antilipid peroxidation potential (81.13%) The aqueous extract showed only moderate activity. The finding justifies the therapeutic application of the plant in the indigenous system of medicine, augmenting its therapeutic value.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|