International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part I (2017)
Screening of two medicinal plants for their anti-tyrosinase activity
The present study was designed to appraise the depigmenting ability of two medicinal plants i.e Asparagus racemosa
and Holarrhena antidysenterica
. The various solvent extract of medicinal plants were prepared by using decoction method. Tyrosinase enzyme was used as the model system for evaluating the anti-tyrosinase activity of plant extract. The results of the study show that the aqueous extract of Asparagus racemosa
(57%) exhibited the maximum inhibiting potential of the tyrosinase enzyme. The ethanolic extract of Holarrhena antidysenterica
(31%) exhibited the minimum inhibiting potential of the tyrosinase enzyme.
Tyrosinase, also known as polyphenol oxidase, is a key enzyme that catalyse synthesis of melanin in plants, microorganism and melanin cell. Melanin biosynthesis inhibitory compound are useful for skin whitening agents used in cosmetics and also remedy for disturbances in hyperpigmentation. Contributing to their roles in tissue remodeling in health and disease.
How to cite this article:
Munazza Kauser, Zia H Khan, Nazia D Khan, SM Mular. Screening of two medicinal plants for their anti-tyrosinase activity. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(1):653-654.