A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL IN LEAVES EXTRACT OF NYCTANTHES ARBOR-TRISTIS LINN

  • S Asha Department of Biochemistry, D.K.M. College for Women (Autonomous), Vellore-632001, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P Thirunavukkarasu Department of Biotechnology, Dr. MGR Educational and Research University, Maduravoyal, Chennai-95, Tamil Na-du, India.

Abstract

The  leaves  of  Nyctanthes  arbor-tristis  linn  (N. arbor-tristis) was  widely  used  in  Ayurveda  system  of medicine for the treatment of various diseases and also found to contain pharmacological and biological activities. The study was aimed to compare the antioxidant potential in the leaves of N. arbor-tristis. The fresh leaves of N. arbor-tristis were subjected to preliminary phytochemical qualitative analysis by specific methods. These phytochemical qualitative analysis showed the presence of Terpenoids, Carbohydrates, Flavonoids, Glycosides, Saponins, Tannins and absence of Alkaloids and Phlobatannins. Along with these the level of enzymatic antioxidants such as catalase, peroxidase and glutathione-s-transferase, and non-enzymatic antioxidants such as polyphenol, ascorbic acid and total carotenoids are also estimated. The findings exhibited a significant level of P<0.001 in catalase, polyphenol and total carotenoids when compared to peroxidase, glutathione-s-transferase and ascorbic acid with a significance of P<0.05.

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2017-08-07
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ASHA, S; THIRUNAVUKKARASU, P. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL IN LEAVES EXTRACT OF NYCTANTHES ARBOR-TRISTIS LINN. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 198-202, aug. 2017. ISSN 0975-7538. Available at: <https://www.pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/427>. Date accessed: 20 aug. 2017.
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