IN VITRO EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF PHYLLANTHUS AMARUS-A MAGICAL HERB

Issue: 
2
Year: 
2016

Neelu Sinha
Ph.D., Reproductive Biology and UNESCO-Trace Element Satellite Centre SOS in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P.
Ph.D., Reproductive Biology and UNESCO-Trace Element Satellite Centre SOS in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P.
Amita Jaswal
Ph.D., Reproductive Biology and UNESCO-Trace Element Satellite Centre SOS in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P.
Sadhana Shrivasatava
Ph.D., Reproductive Biology and UNESCO-Trace Element Satellite Centre SOS in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P.
Mohd. Salim Reshi
Ph.D., Reproductive Biology and UNESCO-Trace Element Satellite Centre SOS in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P.
Chhavi Uthra
Ph.D., Reproductive Biology and UNESCO-Trace Element Satellite Centre SOS in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P.
SangeetaShukla
Ph.D., Reproductive Biology and UNESCO-Trace Element Satellite Centre SOS in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P.
E-mail: profsshukla@gmail.com, neel236@gmail.com

For use of herbal medicines all over the globe, it is important to evaluate antioxidant activity. The total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant activity of ethanolic extract of Phyllanthus amarus were evaluated using the Folin-Ciocalteau method, 2,2-diphenyl-1- picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging activity and Hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity. The results of present study shows potent antioxidant activity of ethanolic extract of plant.

Keywords: 
Key words: antioxidant
Phyllanthus amarus
DPPH
H2O2.