Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)
Comparative evaluation of antioxidant profiling and quantitative phytochemicals of Ixeris polycephala Cass. and Youngia japonica (L.) DC. (Asteraceae)
Deepti Rawat and PB Rao
Ixeris polycephala and Youngia japonica (Oriental hawksbeard) both are herbs and harmless for human consumption. They have a traditional medicinal history in various countries of the world, especially in China. In the present investigation pharmacological potential of methanolic and acetone extract of the both selected plant species was determined by the DPPH inhibition (%), Fe3+ reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), Phospho-molybdenum assay (PMA, total antioxidant activity), total phenol content (TPC), and total flavonoid content. In the methanolic extract, the DPPH scavenging activity of Ixeris polycephala is higher than Youngia japonica while in acetone Youngia japonica shows higher scavenging activity than Ixeris polycephala. While the highest ferrous reducing activity was shown by the acetone solution of Youngia japonica. Total antioxidant activity and total phenol content (µg GAE/ mg) was shown by the methanolic solution of Ixeris polycephala whereas total flavonoid content (µg QE/ mg) by acetone extract of Youngia japonica.
How to cite this article:
Deepti Rawat and PB Rao. . The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(1): 05-09.