Superoxide and Hydrogen Peroxide Scavenging Action of Ocimum Sanctum Extracts and their Fractions

S. Geetha, R. Kedlaya, D. M. Vasudevan

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Ocimum sanctum, the Indian holy basil has significant abilities to scavenge highly reactive free radicals. Shade dried leaf powder of plant has extracted with water and alcohol, fractionated with different solvents. Both extracts and their fractions were found to be good scavengers of Superoxide and hydrogen peroxide. Free radical scavenging action of these compared with ascorbic acid, a known antioxidant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-225
Number of pages3
JournalNatural Product Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2003
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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