• Yadav D Bodke Assistant Professor Dept of P.G. Studies and Research in Industrial Chemistry, Jnana Sahyadri, Kuvempu university Shankaraghatta-577451 Shimoga (Dist), Karnataka, INDIA
  • Aruna Sindhe M
  • Rajesh K. Gupta
  • Manjunatha H


In the present investigation, four complementary assays, total reductive power, total antioxidant activity, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity and metal chelating ability for ferrous ions were used to screen the antioxidant property of Terminalia arjuna bark extracts.  The extracts showed significant antioxidant activity in correlation to the phytoconstituents present in the extracts. The phytochemical analysis revealed that the major bioactive components of the plants are terpenoides, polyphenols, saponins, tannins and glycosides. Live earthworms Pheretima posthuma were used for screening anthelmintic activity of bark extract. All extracts showed effective anthelmintic activity at 20 mg ml-1 concentration.


Key words: Terminalia arjuna, Antioxidant, Anthelmintic, DPPH, Pheretima posthuma

Author Biography

Yadav D Bodke, Assistant Professor Dept of P.G. Studies and Research in Industrial Chemistry, Jnana Sahyadri, Kuvempu university Shankaraghatta-577451 Shimoga (Dist), Karnataka, INDIA

Dept of P.G. Studies and Research in Industrial Chemistry, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri,Shankaraghatta-577451.


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How to Cite

Bodke, Y. D., A. Sindhe M, R. K. Gupta, and M. H. “ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF TERMINALIA ARJUNA ROXB. STEM BARK EXTRACTS”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 6, no. 4, Oct. 2013, pp. 33-37,