In-vitro antioxidant activity of extracts of Avipattikar churna

U. Kaushik, P. Lachake, C.S. Shreedhara, H.N. Aswatha Ram

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Free radicals are highly reactive chemical species indicated in various diseases and ailments. In order to study the antioxidant ability of Avipattikar churna, the aqueous and methanolic extracts of Avipattikar churna was evaluated for in vitro antioxidant potential. The free radical scavenging activity was carried out using the reactivity of extracts towards different radicals such as 2,2 - Azino bis (3-ethyl Benzo Thiazole - 6 - Sulphonic acid (ABTS), 1,1-Diphenyl-2- Picryl Hydrazine (DPPH) and 1:10- Phenanthroline hydrate (O-phenenthroline). The superoxide scavenging activity was measured by spectrophotometric method using (Nitroblue tetrazolium) NBT. The total antioxidant potential of aqueous and methanolic extracts of Avipattikar churna was also evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-589
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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