IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF TERMINALIA CATAPPA NUTS

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  • MARIMUTHU KRISHNAVENI

Abstract

Objective: The main objective of the study is to assess the secondary metabolites and antioxidant activities of Terminalia catappa nut as it is not a commercialized nut.

Methods: The secondary metabolites and antioxidant activities were experimented by adopting recommended standard procedures using aqueous extract of Terminalia catappa nut powder- 25, 50, 75, 100mg.

Results: The total phenolics content was higher on comparison with flavonoid content. Likewise, among the antioxidant activities, nitric oxide scavenging (257.33±2.30mg/g) as well as reducing power activity (142.66±6.11mg/g) was higher compared to total antioxidant (82.66±6.11mg/g) and metal chelating activity (64.66±2.30mg/g).

Conclusion: The results obtained shows that it contains phenolics and flavonoid, which in turn induces antioxidant activities. Hence, this might act as a potential antioxidant, and needs further characterization and purification. 

Key words: Antioxidant, Aqueous extract, Nuts, Secondary metabolites, Terminalia catappa

Published

2014-09-01

How to Cite

KRISHNAVENI, M. “IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF TERMINALIA CATAPPA NUTS”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 7, no. 4, Sept. 2014, pp. 33-35, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/2738.

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