Evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial potentials of Eclipta prostrata collected from the Nepal region
Akhtar Nahid, Choudhury Neelabh, Kumar Navneet
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.
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Akhtar Nahid, Choudhury Neelabh, Kumar Navneet. Evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial potentials of Eclipta prostrata collected from the Nepal region. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):04-07.