Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 537-539 Oct-Dec 2008

 

ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF THE SUCCESSIVE EXTRACTS OF Ricinus communis LEAVES

 

G.S. Chakraborthy

School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, Faculty of Pharmacy,
NMiMS University,Shirpur, Maharastra, (INDIA)

 

Received on : July 7, 2008

 

ABSTRACT

 

Plants are the best source of active secondary metabolites which are beneficial to mankind. Many plant origin drugs have been reported with biological properties like analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hypoglycemic agents and many more. The successive extracts of Chlorophytum borivilianum leaves were screened for in vitro antioxidant properties using the standard procedures. The successive extracts such as petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, methanol and water and 50% crude methanol extracts exhibited IC50 values of respectively in DPPH and respectively in nitric oxide radical inhibition assays. The values are comparable with the standards such as ascorbic acid and quercetin. The Chlorophytum borivilianum leaves are showing antioxidant activity.

 

Keywords : Antioxidant, DPPH, Nitric Oxide, Peroxidation, Free radical scavenging.

 

 

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