Antioxidant potential of Clerodendron viscosum vent. roots

P. Pankaj, V.B. Narayanasamy, M. Manjunatha Setty, A. Shirwaikar

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The free radical scavenging potential of the roots of C Viscosum was studied by using different antioxidant models of screening. The ethanolic extract at 1000 μg/m1 showed maximum scavenging of the radical cation, 2,2-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonate) (ABTS) observed upto 98.92% followed by scavenging of nitric oxide radical (96.75%), ferric ion radical (94.43% ), 1,1- diphenyl, 2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH) (92.25%) and antilipid peroxidation potential (81.13%) The aqueous extract showed only moderate activity. The finding justifies the therapeutic application of the plant in the indigenous system of medicine, augmenting its therapeutic value.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-235
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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