Phytochemical screening and anti-oxidant property of Diospyros melanoxylon used by Gothi Koya and Konda Reddi Tribes of Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctury, Paloncha, Bhadradri Kothagudem district, Telangana
Vinaya Kumar Palakurthi, Seema Aravind, Suresh Babu Sreepathi, Soma Shekar Chippalapally, Prabhakar Rao Beeravelli, Kedarini S and Nageswara Rao Singisala
The Present study emphasizes that the preliminary phytochemical screening and the anti-oxidant activity of an important medicinal plant which was often used by primitive tribal groups of Gothi Koya and Konda Reddi located at Kinnerasani wildlife Sanctuary, Paloncha, Bhadradri Kothagudem district, Telangana state, India. Based on the uses of whole plant, phytochemical constituents, anti-oxidant property Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb was considering an important medicinal plant.
Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb leaf extracts were screened for phytochemical components and for anti-oxidant activity. DPPH, Nitric Oxide, Superoxide, Hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity of methanol leaf extracts at different concentrations were studied (ascorbic acid used as standard). The present study revealed the presence of phytochemical compounds and anti-oxidant activity of the extracts of Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb at all concentrations tested.