Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2015)
Extract of Medicinal lapsi Choerospondias axillaris (Roxb.) exhibit antioxidant activities during in vitro studies
Shyam Narayan Labh, Shubha Ratna Shakya, Babita Labh Kayasta
Lapsi Choerospondias axillaris (Roxb.) fruit has a soft whitish sour flesh and green to yellow skin used to make pickles, fruit tarts and spicy candy in Nepal. The present study evaluated the antioxidant activity of the fruit of lapsi Choerospondias axillaris (Roxb.) In vitro using two different solvents: aqueous and ethanol. The antioxidant properties of the lapsi fruit extracts was quantified by the DPPH radical (2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) and the results showed that lapsi fruit possess a strong antioxidant power with higher percentage of inhibition of DPPH radical recorded in ethanolic extracts (98%), followed by ascorbic acid (95%) and aqueous extract (91%). The results clearly showed that lapsi fruits contain exploitable and potent antioxidant molecules, and could be promoted as a prospective dietary supplements and or Nutraceutical for both human and animal use.
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Shyam Narayan Labh, Shubha Ratna Shakya, Babita Labh Kayasta. Extract of Medicinal lapsi Choerospondias axillaris (Roxb.) exhibit antioxidant activities during in vitro studies. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2015;4(3):194-197.