Antioxidant activity of some extracts of an edible herb Malva rotundifolia found in Kashmir
Aijaz Ahmad Ganaie, Ravi Prakash Mishra and Aashiq Hussain Allaie
In this study pet ether, ethylacetate and methanol extracts of Malva rotundifolia collected from same geographic region (Srinagar, J and K) were screened for their relative total phenol contents, total flavinoidal content and antioxidant potential by different methods. In the first part of the study, Folin- ciocalteu assay was performed to detect the total phenolic contents of these extracts. It was found that methanol extract was found to possess highest phenolic content. Total flavinoidal content was expresses in Quercetin equivalents, here also methanol extract was found to possesses highest flavinoidal content. In this study there is a clear relationship between the analysed results for antioxidant activity and total phenolic content and flavinoidal content. Out of the different extracts studied, methanolic extract shows the highest total phenol and flavinoidal content as well as highest antioxidant activities for DPPH, FRAP and H2O2 scavenging assays. This result is in quite agreement with the known fact that plant foods rich in phenolic content are having high antioxidant properties. In that manner this study presents new potential species that can be used as natural raw materials for antioxidants.
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Aijaz Ahmad Ganaie, Ravi Prakash Mishra, Aashiq Hussain Allaie. Antioxidant activity of some extracts of an edible herb Malva rotundifolia found in Kashmir. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):179-183.