Evaluation of antioxidants level in Triticum aestivum. L
M Suriyavathana and I Roopavathi
Antioxidants have been reported to prevent oxidative damage caused by free radical and can be used in cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory diseases. The results indicate that the plant extract has better DPPH scavenging action and reducing power compared to the individual plant extract indicating synergistic and supra additive effect of phytochemicals present in the extract. This present study proves that the plant extracts have considerable antioxidant property and further detailed studies and characterization of these plant extracts can contribute to their medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. The assessment of in vitro antioxidant status of T. aestivum against a broad spectrum of free radical scavengers provide strongly a valid tool that T. aestivum could serve as a natural source of antioxidant defense. Almost all the antioxidants were noted to be significant in counteracting the free radical scavenging activity. The in vitro antioxidant status provides a new insight to assess the hepatoprotective effect of T. aestivum.