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Antioxidant Potential of Tinospora cordifolia Climber from Eucalyptus hybrid, Ficus religiosa and Roystonea regia

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biotechnology & Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Ludhiana-Jhalandhar G.T. Road, Phagwara, Punjab-144402, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 5-9, May,10 (2014)

Abstract

Stems of Tinospora cordifolia were collected from different hosts namely, Eucalyptus hybrid, Ficus religiosa and Roystonea regia. To evaluate antioxidant potential, various parameters such as total reducing power, DPPH radical scavenging activity, lipid peroxidation inhibitory activity and superoxide radical scavenging assay were performed. Stems collected from the host Ficus religiosa showed highest phenolic content 5.25 mg/gm and hence higher reducing ability. Highest antioxidant activity of 41.73 µM Fe (II)/g and EC50 value for DPPH radical scavenging activity was also observed in stems collected from Ficus religiosa (0.6 mg/ml).

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