Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2013)
Antioxidant Activity and Trace Elements Profile of Extracts of Cymbopogon jwarancusa (Jones.) leaves
Author(s): Chandan Prasad*, Digvijay Singh, Omkar Shukla and Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Sarma
Abstract: This research paper report the antioxidant activity and trace element analysis of Cymbopogon jwarancusa (Jones.). The ethanol extract showed highest antioxidant activity in DPPH (32.08 ± 0.53 % inhibition) and FRAP (39.01 ± 0.64 Fe (II) micromole per litre) assay while water extract showed highest antioxidant activity in βCL (54.26 ± 1.09 %) at 1mg/10ml concentration. BHT and ascorbic acid were used as standards. Trace elements analysis showed sodium (Na+) 0.08%, potassium (K+) 0.05%, lithium (Li+) below detection limit,, nickel (Ni++) 0.03%, lead (Pb++) 0.04%, cadmium (Cd++) 0.08%, zinc (Zn++) 0.08%, copper (Cu++) 0.05%, manganese (Mn++) 0.18%, iron (Fe++) 0.22%, and Cobalt (Co++)0.08%, Calcium (Ca++) 0.50%, Magnesium (Mg++)0.02%, Silicon (Si+4) 0.24%, Phosphorus (P-3) 0.08% and Sulphur (S--)0.01%. were determined.
Comparison Chart of Antioxidant Results of BHT, Ascorbic Acid, Water and Ethanol Extracts from Cymbopogon jwarancusa
How to cite this article:
Chandan Prasad*, Digvijay Singh, Omkar Shukla and Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Sarma. Antioxidant Activity and Trace Elements Profile of Extracts of Cymbopogon jwarancusa (Jones.) leaves. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2013; 2(3): 33-37.