Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2014)
Evaluation of antioxidant property of West Coast Tall variety tender coconut water and synthetic Trans – Zeatin –An in-vitro study
Author(s): Vishakh R, Shailaja Moodithaya S and Suchetha Kumari N
Abstract: Background: Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) has been described as the most important and extensively grown palm tree worldwide and had been widely used for human consumption in tropical countries because of its nutritional properties and low cost. Various studies had proved Cocos nucifera water was found to be effective in maintain electrolytic balance in body. trans-Zeatin on other hand is a cytokine abundantly found in TCW had shown significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects. Materials and methods: Phytochemical analysis, Total phenolic content, Free Radical Scavenging by DPPH Assay and ABTS assay, FRAP Assay and Total antioxidant capacity of west coast tall variety TCW (West Coast Tall Variety) 3 to 4 months old .was done using standard methods. Results and Conclusion: Phytochemical analysis of West coast tall variety TCW (TCW) showed the presence of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Flavonoids, Terpenoids, Glycosides, Phenolic Compounds and Steroids. In vitro study also proved that the TCW is a rich source of antioxidants, both TCW and synthetic trans-Zeatin exhibits antioxidant activity by exhibiting its free radical scavenging potential. TCW is a rich source of phenolic compounds. The study concludes that the effective free radical scavenging ability of TCW might be attributed due the presence of phenolic compounds.
How to cite this article:
Vishakh R, Shailaja Moodithaya S and Suchetha Kumari N. Evaluation of antioxidant property of West Coast Tall variety tender coconut water and synthetic Trans – Zeatin –An in-vitro study. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2014; 3(3): 155-159.