ANTIOXIDATIVE AND FREE RADICAL SCAVENGING POTENTIALS OF HABENARIA PECTINATA

  • CHARANJIT KAUR I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India.
  • RAJESH KUMAR I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India.
  • GURVINDER SINGH Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India.
  • CHANDER MOHAN

Abstract

Objective: This study was designed to evaluate the antioxidative potential of tubers of Habenaria pectinata.


Methods: The tubers of H. pectinata were extracted using hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol, and water as solvents. The anti-oxidant potential of extracts was evaluated using free radical scavenging and reducing power assays. The most active methanolic extract was then fractionated into four fractions using the above-mentioned solvents.


Results: The phenol and flavonoid content was found to be maximum in the methanol extracts. All the extracts and fractions showed significant levels of antioxidant activity except hexane extract.


Conclusion: The tubers of H. pectinata were found to possess a significant antioxidant potential and can be explored further for isolation and preclinical investigation for the ailment of various diseased states and disorders.

Keywords: Habenaria, Antioxidant, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl

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KAUR, C., R. KUMAR, G. SINGH, and C. MOHAN. “ANTIOXIDATIVE AND FREE RADICAL SCAVENGING POTENTIALS OF HABENARIA PECTINATA”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 13, no. 3, Jan. 2020, pp. 68-71, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2020.v13i3.36663.
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