Toll Free Helpline (India): 1800 1234 070

Rest of World: +91-9810852116

NAAS Rating: 5.03, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.98 | Free Publication Certificate
updates
NAAS Rating: 5.03 new
Vol. 6, Issue 11 (2017)

Evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial potentials of Eclipta prostrata collected from the Nepal region

Author(s):
Akhtar Nahid, Choudhury Neelabh, Kumar Navneet
Abstract:
Eclipta prostrata is a perennial herb which is used to treat various ailments as a part of the traditional medicine in different parts of the world. Considering the ethnopharmacological importance of the plant, the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of the leaf extract were evaluated. Antioxidant activity was determined using DPPH scavenging activity assay, ferric reducing power assay and total antioxidant assay. The phenol and flavonoid content were also quantitatively determined. The extract was able to scavenge DPPH free radical and reduce ferric ion. It showed a significant amount of phenol and flavonoid content. It inhibited the growth of pathogenic gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria effectively. Further study needs to be done for identifying the future applications of E. prostrata in drug and food industry.
Pages: 04-07  |  433 Views  27 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Akhtar Nahid, Choudhury Neelabh, Kumar Navneet. Evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial potentials of Eclipta prostrata collected from the Nepal region. 2017; 6(11): 04-07.
Journals List Click Here Research Journals Research Journals
Call for book chapter