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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 10, No. 1, 2013, pp. 124-127
Bioline Code: tc13016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2013, pp. 124-127

 en VARIATION OF ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND PHENOLIC CONTENT OF SOME COMMON HOME REMEDIES WITH STORAGE TIME
Rahiman, Shaik; Tantry, Bilal Ahmad & Kumar, Avneesh

Abstract

The variation of antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of some plants commonly used as home remedies were screened on the basis of air drying time of (short term and long term air) the dried plant Ocimum sanctum check for this species in other resources (leaf), Cucumis sativus (Seed), and ethanolic extracts of Capsicum frutescens check for this species in other resources (Seed) and Coriandrum sativum check for this species in other resources (Seed). Antioxidant activities and total phenolic content values were estimated using DPPH reagent and Folin Ciocalteu reagent methods respectively. The antioxidant activity in short term air dried Ocimum sanctum plant methanol extract (IC50 = 0.03 ± 0.01 mg/ l) was the highest among the other plant extracts. However, Coriandrum sativum plant ethanol extract produced higher phenolic content (70.24±3.4/66.57±4.1 mg/g) than other plant extracts. It was found that there was no correlation between antioxidant and phenolic content of these plant extracts.

Keywords
Natural antioxidants; Time factor; DPPH; short term air dried

 
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