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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Phytochemical profiling and antioxidant activity of the extracts of Pachygone ovata (Poir.) Miers ex Hook.f. & Thomson

Author(s):

L Elizabeth Amalarasi and G Jeya Jothi

Abstract:
The current study was carried out to assess the in vitro antioxidant properties of various extracts of stem and leaf parts of Pachygone ovata and to analyze its secondary metabolites. Hexane, petroleum ether, chloroform and ethanol were used as extraction solvents and are employed for phytochemical screening. Antioxidant assays were evaluated by assessing DPPH radical scavenging assay, nitric oxide radical inhibition activity and reducing power activity. Phytochemical analysis of the extracts of P. ovata indicated the presence of various types of compounds. Among the tested solvent extracts, hexane and chloroform reported maximum yield. In in vitro antioxidant activity, chloroform extract of stem, on DPPH and Nitric Oxide showed a greater scavenging effect as well as high reducing potential when compared to other solvent extracts. From this study, it can be concluded that the secondary metabolites and antioxidant nature of the compounds present in the plant material can be used to invent new drugs of antioxidant properties of natural origin.

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How to cite this article:
L Elizabeth Amalarasi and G Jeya Jothi. Phytochemical profiling and antioxidant activity of the extracts of Pachygone ovata (Poir.) Miers ex Hook.f. & Thomson. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):204-209. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2019.v8.i3e.04

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