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Antioxidant activities of leaves extracts of three species of Garcinia

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Author(s): Berna ELYA | KATRIN | Abdul MUN’IM | Anju HASIHOLAN | Iin MARLIN | Mely MAILANDARI

Journal: International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
ISSN 2249-4340

Volume: 2;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 691;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Antioxidant | Garcinia species | DPPH

ABSTRACT
The antioxidant activities of n-hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of leaves of three Garcinia species (viz. G. humbroniana Pierre, G. lateriflora Blume var. Javanica Boerl., G. kydia Roxb.) were investigated. The 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) assay showed the highest antioxidant activity in the methanol leaves extract of G. humbroniana Pierre with IC50 value 7.9 µg/mL, methanol leaves extract of G. lateriflora Blume var. Javanica Boerl with IC50 value 6.18 µg/mL, and the ethyl acetate leaves extract of G. kydia Roxb with IC50 value 11.6 µg/mL.
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