TITLE

Antioxidant Assessment For Various Solvent Fractions Of Cassia fistula Linn. Flowers

AUTHOR(S)
Priyadharshini, S. Deepika; Sujatha, V.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of PharmTech Research;Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p510
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cassia fistula Linn., an Indian Labernum, has been used in the treatment of various diseases in different parts of the world since time immemorial. The antioxidant activity of the 1 mg/ ml of the crude solvent (methanol, ethyl acetate, chloroform and water) extracts of their flowers were evaluated invitro by DPPH radical scavenging activity, reducing power and inhibition of lipid peroxidation against the standard (∂-tocopherol), accompanied by phenolic and flavonoid content. Richest antioxidant content was observed in the methanol extract and the potency was revealed in its SC50, EC50, IC50 values in contrast to the other extracts, which appraises its antioxidant and free radical propensities. The present study shows a particular specificity not only in the contents and antioxidant assays, but also in their effect as a nutritional supplement. Thus Cassia fistula flowers can be used as a phytotherapeutic agent and as a protective shield against numerous free-radical mediated diseases.
ACCESSION #
77413694

 

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