Screening of antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities of Terminalia arjuna Roxb
Sushma Ghadigaonkar, A Gopala Reddy, B Kalakumar and B Anilkumar
This present work was carried out to quantify the total phenolic and total flavonoid content and to investigate the antioxidant activity free radical scavenging activities of leaf of extracts of Terminalia arjuna (arjuna). Leaf extracts of Terminalia arjuna were prepared by Soxhlet extraction and various extracts were used for in-vitro assays. The extraction yields of whereas Terminalia arjuna 3-12g/50g (w/w) on dry weight basis The qualitative phytochemical studies revealed presence of alkaloid, saponin, flavonoid, tannin, carbohydrates, glycosides in different extracts of Terminalia arjuna leaves. The results indicated the presence of higher phenolic and flavonoid content in aqueous leaf extracts of Terminalia arjuna. It was observed that Terminalia arjuna contained appreciable amount of TPC (37.696-42.229ugGAE/mg) and TFC (44.686-263.41ugQE/mg) as well as exhibited good DPPH radical scavenging activity (10.47-11.13ug/ml) and nitric oxide radical scavenging activity (9.49-11.32ug/ml). The results of the present investigation clearly demonstrated the significant variations in antioxidant properties of different solvents extract of Terminalia arjuna leaves. It can be concluded from results that arjuna extracts were good source of natural antioxidants.
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Sushma Ghadigaonkar, A Gopala Reddy, B Kalakumar, B Anilkumar. Screening of antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities of Terminalia arjuna Roxb. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(2):01-05.