International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part F (2017)
Free radical scavenging activity, phenol and flavonoid contents of various solvent extracts from the Psydrax dicoccos (Gaertn)
D Umaiyambigai, K Saravanakumar and G Adaikala Raj
The present study was to determine the in vitro antioxidant activity of petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of Psydrax dicoccos
(Wall. & Arn.) Swingle.
Methods: The different extracts of P. dicoccos leaves were antioxidant potential by using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH), 2, 2-Azino-bis-3-ethyl benzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid (ABTS•+), Hydrogen peroxide scavenging, Superoxide anions scavenging, Hydroxyl radical scavenging, Ferric reducing antioxidant power, Total antioxidant activity (Phosphomolybdic acid) IC50 values were calculated compare to standard antioxidant for L- ascorbic acid, (BHT) butylated hydroxytoluene and gallic acid.
Results: The methanol extract showed the highest phenol and flavonoid contents were also investigated. Among the different extracts methanol extract of Psydrax dicoccos had significantly higher. The total phenol (5.05 ± 0.76) mg/ml gallic acid equivalent (GAE/g) and flavonoids (6.72 ± 0.13) mg/ml quercetin equivalent (QE/g) were found to be higher in methanol extract of Psydrax dicoccos.
Conclusion: The results of the study revealed that the methanol extract of P. dicoccos can be an interesting source of natural antioxidants with their potential use in novel bioactive compounds.
How to cite this article:
D Umaiyambigai, K Saravanakumar and G Adaikala Raj. Free radical scavenging activity, phenol and flavonoid contents of various solvent extracts from the Psydrax dicoccos (Gaertn). International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(1): 394-402.