Free radical scavenging properties of the ethanol extract of Saccharum spontaneum

N. Gopinathan, K.K. Srinivasan, J.E. Mathew

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The in vitro antioxidant activity of ethanol extract of Saccharum spontaneum L. has been investigated by DPPH free radical scavenging, nitric oxide scavenging, reduction of ferric ions and lipid peroxide methods. The ethanol extract showed significant activity in all the above mentioned methods. Free radical scavenging activity might be due to the presence of flavonoids, baicalein and baicalein- 7-O-rutinoside.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-635
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Drugs
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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