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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Issue 1 (2021)

Phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity of seed extracts of Artocarpus hirsutus: An in vitro study

Author(s):

Suma VK, Revikumar KG and Shan Shasidharan

Abstract:
The genus Artocarpus belongs to the family Moracea which comprises of about 60 genera and over 1000 species. Artocarpus species are known for its edible fruit with high nutritive values. Artocarpus hirsutus Lam. is one among the five available varities of jackfruits. The aim of the present study is to evaluate preliminary phytochemical analysis on roasted and non-roasted seeds of Artocarpus hirsutus. In the present study effort was aimed to evaluate the phytochemical components of Artocarpus hirsutus seed part with different organic solvent extracts by soxhlet extraction method with analytical grade solvents. The present study reveals the presence of phytochemical components like carbohydrates, phenolic compounds, tannins, phytosterols and proteins. In HPTLC finger prints of roasted and non-roasted ethanolic seed extract demonstrated the presence of phenolic compounds, whereas they were absent in all other seed extract of Artocarpus hirsutus. In present study an attempt has been carried out to evaluate antioxidant activity of seeds of Artocarpus hirsutus widely found in Western Ghats regions. The ethanolic seed extract of Artocarpus hirsutus was found to be effective in DPPH radical scavenging activity.

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How to cite this article:
Suma VK, Revikumar KG and Shan Shasidharan. Phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity of seed extracts of Artocarpus hirsutus: An in vitro study. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1):1030-1034.

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