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In vitro Antioxidant Activity of Cassia tora Lin.

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Dept. of Biochemistry, Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Women’s College, Mannargudi, Thiruvarur dt, Tamilnadu – 614001, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 1, Issue (6), Pages 57-61, October,10 (2012)

Abstract

Free radicals are toxic byproducts of natural cell metabolism and are responsible for causing a wide number of health problems. The use and search of drugs and dietary supplements from plants with antioxidant activity are needed now a day. In this study methanolic leaves extract of Cassia tora was evaluated invitro by experimentral parameters such as DPPH scavenging activity, total antioxidant assay activity, scavenging superoxide anion radicals, nitric oxide radical, hydrogen peroxide scavenging capacity and total phenolic content. In the present study, reduction of the DPPH radicals was found in concentration- dependent manner. The results showed that Cassia tora displayed potent invitro antioxidant activity that may be attributed to the phenolics present in methanolic extract of the leaves of Cassia tora.

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