Evaluation of phytochemicals in some indigenous aromatic medicinal plants of North-East India

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PharmaTutor (March - 2017)

 

ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 5, Issue 3)

 

Received On: 04/11/2016; Accepted On: 06/12/2016; Published On: 01/03/2017

 

AUTHORS:
R Sharma, S Sarma
Assam Down Town University, Guwahati, Assam, India
*Rupsmita2010@gmail.com

 

 

ABSTRACT:
The aim of the present study was to estimate flavonoid and phenolic content, and to evaluate invitro antioxidant activity of an aqueous extract of Alpinia nigra and Allium tuberosum. Methods: The air dried stem of A. nigra and leaves of A. tuberosum was ground to powder and extracted with water and 95% of ethanol. The extract was screened for phytochemicals, total phenolic content (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TFC) with its potential antioxidant activities using hydrogen peroxide-scavenging assay. Results: Phytochemical test shows that extract contains variety of phytochemicals among which there is a high level of total phenol and flavonoids. The total phenolic content (TPC) of A. nigra and A. tuberosum was 0.450±0.0740 and 1.663±0.296; respectively. The total flavonoid content (TFC) of A. nigra and A. tuberosum was 0.322±0.077 and 0.978±0.119, respectively. The plants possessed potent antioxidant activity when compared with the reference compound ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Conclusions: A. nigra and A. tuberosum may be useful for the preparation of neutraceuticals as potent antioxidant to treat various human diseases and their complications.

 

 

How to cite this article: Sharma R, Sarma S;Evaluation of phytochemicals in some indigenous aromatic medicinal plants of North-East India; PharmaTutor; 2017; 5(3); 42-47

 

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