ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL, TOTAL PHENOLIC AND TOTAL FLAVONOIDS CONTENT OF VARIOUS EXTRACTS FROM WHOLE PLANT OF POLYCARPAEA CORYMBOSA LAM.
Objective: The objective of the study was to evaluate antioxidant potential, total phenolic and total flavonoids content of various extracts of P.corymbosa.
Methods: The antioxidant activity of various extracts of P.corymbosa were analysed by using DPPH assay, superoxide radical scavenging assay and total antioxidant activity method.
Results: The ethanolic extract of P.corymbosa had showed significant radical scavenging activity. Similar result was not observed in other two extracts. The higher content phenolic and flavonoids were found in ethanolic extract of P.corymbosa in comparison with other two extracts.
Conclusion: The results obtained from this study indicate that P.corymbosa is a potential source of antioxidants and thus could prevent many radical diseases.
Key words: P.corymbosa, antioxidant, phenols, flavonoids.
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