EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDATIVE ACTIVITY AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT FROM AMANITA VAGINATA (BULL.) LAM.: AN IN VITRO STUDY

  • Krishnendu Acharya Molecular and Applied Mycology and Plant Pathology Laboratory Department of Botany University of Calcutta 35, Ballygunge Circular Road Kolkata, 700019 West Bengal (India)
  • Soumitra Paloi

Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate free radical scavenging capacity and presence of bio-active components responsible for the activity in ethanolic fraction of Amanita vaginata (EfraAva).

 

Methods: Antioxidant activity of ethanolic extract of A. vaginata was determined by using various processes and also investigated for bioactive components such as total phenol, total flavonoid, ascorbic acid, ß-carotene and lycopene.

 

Results: The results showed that EfraAva has good antioxidant activity and EC50 values of the extract was in the order of chelating ability of ferrous ion< reducing power< DPPH radical scavenging.

 

Conclusion: Thus it can be suggested that fraction of A. vaginata may be used as a natural additive in food and pharmaceutical industries.

 

Key words: Antioxidant activity, Chelating ability of ferrous ions, DPPH, Edible mushroom, Free radicals, Phenolic compounds, Reducing power

Author Biography

Krishnendu Acharya, Molecular and Applied Mycology and Plant Pathology Laboratory Department of Botany University of Calcutta 35, Ballygunge Circular Road Kolkata, 700019 West Bengal (India)
Molecular and Applied Mycology and Plant Pathology LaboratoryDepartment of Botany
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Acharya, K., and S. Paloi. “EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDATIVE ACTIVITY AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT FROM AMANITA VAGINATA (BULL.) LAM.: AN IN VITRO STUDY”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 7, no. 2, Apr. 2014, pp. 214-7, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/961.
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