Study on methanolic extract of Ageratum conyzoides for its ability to act as an antioxidant and to suppress the microbial growth
Choudhury Neelabh, Akhtar Nahid and Kumar Navneet
Oxygen is a life-supporting gas for us. One of the purpose of it is to make radicals in the body in a controlled fashion which are used by the body. But, if their production is in excess, they may lead to various ailments in the body like cancer, cardiovascular problems, Parkinson, inflammation, etc. To avoid this, these radicals are scavenged by the body antioxidant system. This scavenging can be further supported by the plant products which are rich in phytochemicals and are having role in scavenging. Present study is dealing to determine the antioxidant potentials of the methanolic extract of the Ageratum conyzoides through DPPH radical scavenging assay, total antioxidant status and total reducing power. Othe than that, microbes are a threat to us and this danger is further aggravated by the development of the resistance against antibiotics in them. The present study is also determining the microbiocidal ability of the plant extract. We further assessed the total phenolic and flavonoid content which could be one of the factors for showing antioxidant and antimicrobial potentials. Our study showed that A. conyzoides was having significant antioxidant and antimicrobial potentials. It was also having ample amount of the phenolics and flavonoids. These potentials are required to further establish for assigning the future uses.
How to cite this article:
Choudhury Neelabh, Akhtar Nahid, Kumar Navneet. Study on methanolic extract of Ageratum conyzoides for its ability to act as an antioxidant and to suppress the microbial growth. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):170-173.