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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 8, No. 4, 2011, pp. 391-397
Bioline Code: tc11050
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2011, pp. 391-397

 en In Vitro Antioxidant Activity of Extracts from the Leaves of Abies Pindrow check for this species in other resources Royle
Gupta, D.; Bhardwaj, R. & Gupta, R.K.

Abstract

Traditionally, the leaves of Abies pindrow check for this species in other resources Royle are employed as an ayurvedic remedy for fever, hypoglycaemic, respiratory and inflammatory conditions. In this study, dichloromethane, methanol and acetone extracts of A. pindrow leaves were analysed for their phytochemical content and in vitro antioxidant activities. The methanol extract exhibited highest antioxidant activity while acetone extract showed presence of relatively high total phenol and flavonoids contents. The present study provides evidence that extracts of Abies pindrow leaves are a potential source of natural antioxidants and could serve as a base for future drugs.

Keywords
Abies pindrow; antioxidant; free radicals; radical scavenging activity; metal chelating activity; reducing activity

 
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