Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2013)
Antioxidant Activity and Trace Elements Profile of Extracts of Cymbopogon jwarancusa (Jones.) leaves
Chandan Prasad*, Digvijay Singh, Omkar Shukla and Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Sarma
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 Â± 0.53 % inhibition) and FRAP (39.01 Â± 0.64 Fe (II) micromole per litre) assay while water extract showed highest antioxidant activity in Î²CL (54.26 Â± 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.
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Chandan Prasad*, Digvijay Singh, Omkar Shukla and Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Sarma. Antioxidant Activity and Trace Elements Profile of Extracts of Cymbopogon jwarancusa (Jones.) leaves. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;2(3):33-37.