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IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF SAUROPUS BACCIFORMIS BLUME (EUPHORBIACEAE)

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Author(s): Arockia Jenecius Alphonse | Francis Uthayakumari | Veerabahu Ramasamy Mohan

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 3;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 256;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Sauropus bacciformis | Total phenolics | DPPH | ABTS.

ABSTRACT
The present study aims to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant activity of methanol extract of different parts of Sauropus bacciformis Blume. Among the investigated plant parts, highest amount of total phenolics and flavonoids were reported in the stem. The in vitro antioxidant activity was evaluated by DPPH radical scavenging activity, hydroxyl scavenging activity, superoxide scavenging activity and ABTS radical cation scavenging activity with reference standard ascorbic acid and trolox. The methanol extract showed highest in vitro antioxidant activities. These in vitro assays indicate that this plant extracts is a significant source of natural antioxidant, which might be helpful in preventing the progress of various oxidative stresses.
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