Volume 2, Issue 2


Antioxidant (In-Vitro) Effect of Methanol and Petroleum Ether Extracts of the Aerva lanata


Authors: Entaz Bahar*, Joushan Ara, Mofasser Hossain and Obayed Raihan

Department of Pharmacy, University of science & Technology Chittagong (USTC),
Chawkbazer, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Abstract: The present study was designed to investigate antioxidant activity of methanolic and petroleum ether extracts of the Aerva lanata. In vitro antioxidant activities of the extracts were studied using DPPH radical scavenging, reducing power, total phenol and total flavonoid content determination assays. The antioxidant activities of the extracts were found promising. The results of these studies suggest significant antioxidant activities of different extracts of Aerva lanata. The result that obtained from the Crude extract of the of Aerva lanata have moderate antioxidant activity.

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