ANTIOXIDANT EFFICACY AND CURCUMIN CONTENT OF TURMERIC (CURCUMA-LONGA L.) FLOWER


Ajay Kumar, Monika Singh, Prem Pratap Singh, Sandeep Kumar Singh, Pratima Raj, Kapil D. Pandey

Abstract


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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Title

ANTIOXIDANT EFFICACY AND CURCUMIN CONTENT OF TURMERIC (CURCUMA-LONGA L.) FLOWER

Date

01-07-2016

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International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 8, Issue 3, 2016 Page: 112-114

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0975-7066

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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


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