• Ajay Kumar
  • Monika Singh
  • Prem Pratap Singh
  • Sandeep Kumar Singh
  • Pratima Raj
  • Kapil D. Pandey Centre of Advance Study in Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India


Objective: The objective of the work is to evaluate the curcumin content, antioxidant activity and total phenol content of Curcuma longa flower.

Methods: Curcumin content were analyzed through HPLC-PDA analysis. The antioxidant activity of the flower was determined by free radical scavenging activity of DPPH, and the total phenol content was determined using the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent through standard protocols.

Results: The flowers had found about (3.87±0.5µg/g) of curcumin during HPLC-PDA analysis. The antioxidant activity (DPPH free radicals scavenging activity IC50) of the turmeric flower (3.2 µg/ml) was found near to the standard ascorbic acid (2.6 µg/ml). In addition to these, a significant amount of phenolics (210.45±1.32 mg GAE/100 g) was present in the turmeric flowers.

Conclusion: The flowers of curcuma longa contains a significant amount of curcumin, antioxidant activity and phenol contents.

Keywords: Turmeric flower, Curcumin, Antioxidant activity, DPPH, HPLC


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Kumar, A., M. Singh, P. P. Singh, S. K. Singh, P. Raj, and K. D. Pandey. “ANTIOXIDANT EFFICACY AND CURCUMIN CONTENT OF TURMERIC (CURCUMA-LONGA L.) FLOWER”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 8, no. 3, July 2016, pp. 112-4,
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