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In-vitro antioxidant activity of Azima tetracantha leaves
Salomi S., Muthukumaran P.*and Umamaheshwari R.
P.G .Department of Biochemistry, Meenakshi Chandrasekaran College of Arts and Science, Pattukkottai-614 626, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidant effect of Azima tetracantha (Salvadoraceae). The antioxidant activity was evaluated by various antioxidant assays, including 1, 1-diphenyl-2- picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2, 2’-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS), and hydrogen peroxide scavenging method. The antioxidant activities were compared to standard antioxidant ascorbic acid. Azima tetracantha (Salvadoraceae) extract showed a significant antioxidant activity in DPPH, ABTS and H2O2 scavenging methods. The findings of the present study suggest that Azima tetracantha (Salvadoraceae) could be a potential source of natural antioxidant that could have greater importance as therapeutic agent in preventing or slowing oxidative stress related degenerative diseases.
Azima tetracantha (Salvadoraceae), antioxidant activity.
Salomi S., Muthukumaran P., Umamaheshwari R. In-vitro antioxidant activity of Azima tetracantha leaves . Research J. Science and Tech. 2012; 4(4): 148-151 .
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