ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF TARENNA POLYCARPA (MIQ.) KOORD. LEAF

  • Rika Puspita Sari Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.
  • Marline Nainggolan Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.
  • Rosidah Rosidah Department Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.

Abstract

 Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the antioxidant activity of Tarenna polycarpa (Miq.) koord. Ex Valenton. Leaf extract and fractions.

Methods: Antioxidant activity was examined by DPPH method.

Results: Ethanol extract, n-hexane fraction, and ethyl acetate fraction with DPPH assay measured as half maximal inhibitory concentration were 55.21, 109.73, and 42.04 μg/mL, respectively.

Conclusions: The results reveal that T. polycarpa extract and fractions have strong antioxidant potential. Our further study is to isolate compounds responsible for antioxidant components.

Keywords: Antioxidant, Tarenna polycarpa, Leaf, Extract, Fractions.

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Sari, R. P., M. Nainggolan, and R. Rosidah. “ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF TARENNA POLYCARPA (MIQ.) KOORD. LEAF”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 11, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 224-5, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i4.21929.
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