Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Antioxidant activity of different extracts of various parts (Leaves, Stem and Root) of Achyranthes Aspera
Author(s): Vijay Kumar and Dr. Rakesh Kumar Jat
Abstract: Rural and marginal people of India depend upon the medicinal plants compare to synthesis drugs. Natural source of medicine have less cost and less side effect beside to synthesis drugs.so now day the herbal drugs are more popular in rural and city. Natural source are very important for Scientists towards to search of medication for various number of diseases Cost-effective, easy availability. The present study was aimed to investigation and designed to evaluate the antioxidant, activity of different plant parts of achyranthes aspera leaf, stem and root extracts in various solvent by using DPPH assay method for evaluation of radical scavenging activity. In this study different solvent such as hexane, benzene and ethyl acetate were subjected. Different extracts exhibited various types activities because it is depend upon the nature and properties of solvent. These activities are time and concentration depended. Ascorbic acid was used for the positive control. This research finding that ethanolic extracts of achyranthes aspera leaves showed the highest DPPH radical scavenging activity and hexane extracts of root of Achyranthes aspera exhibited the minimum antioxidant activity Ascorbic acid was used as a standard and exhibited the maximum antioxidant activity. Antioxidant activities of different extracts of achyranthes aspera were compared with each other. Ethanolic extracts of leaves showed the highest DPPH radical scavenging activity at various concentrations 87.67 at 500 μg/ml, 81.21at 400 μg/ml, 76.49 at 300 μg/ml, 68.86 at 200 μg/ml and 65.86 at 100μg/ml. Dose depended antioxidant activity was observed in ethaolic extracts of leaves. Hexane extracts of root of Achyranthes aspera exhibited the minimum antioxidant activity. DPPH radical have scavenging activity so it is used in determine the antioxidant activity of different plant extracts of achyranthes aspera and compare to each other. Ascorbic acid was used as a standard and exhibited the maximum antioxidant activity. Different extracts of leaves of achyranthes aspera were compared with each other.
How to cite this article:
Vijay Kumar and Dr. Rakesh Kumar Jat. Antioxidant activity of different extracts of various parts (Leaves, Stem and Root) of Achyranthes Aspera. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(6): 1862-1865.