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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2014, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part A
Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species scavenging activity of Cayratia pedata (lam)leaves – an in vitro study

K. Selvarani and G. Viji Stella Bai

Free radical scavenging activity of ethanolic extract of Cayratia pedata leaves were carried out for proving its utility in free radical mediated diseases including diabetic, cardiovascular, cancer etc. The ethanolic extract was screened for in vitro antioxidant activity by oxygen and nitrogen radical scavenging such as DPPH scavenging, nitric oxide, superoxide anion radical scavenging, metal chelation, reducing power activity and total antioxidant assay at different concentrations. Throughout the studies leaves extract showed marked antioxidant activity. The antioxidant activity of the leaves extract may be due to the phytochemicals present in it. The antioxidant activity was found to be concentration dependent and may be attributed to the presence of bioactive compounds in the leaves of Cayratia pedata. The results of the present study concluded that the plant extract is a source of natural antioxidants which might be helpful in preventing the progress of various oxidative stress mediated diseases including aging.
 DPPH radical scavenging activity of Cayratia pedata.
Fig.: DPPH radical scavenging activity of Cayratia pedata.
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How to cite this article:
K. Selvarani and G. Viji Stella Bai. Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species scavenging activity of Cayratia pedata (lam)leaves – an in vitro study. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2014; 2(4): 09-14.
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