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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Issue 1 (2021)

Phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity of Trigonella foenum-graecum seeds

Author(s): Naveen Kumar, AH Ahmad, SP Singh, Disha Pant, Amit Prasad and SK Rastogi
Abstract: Trigonella foenum graecum (Fenugreek) (Family: Leguminosae) is used as a traditional medicine in treating various diseases due to its antiinflammatory, antidiabetic and antilipidemic properties. In our study, aqueous extract of seeds were subjected for in vitro antioxidant activity by 1- diphenylpicryl- hydrazyl radical (DPPH), and ABTS radical cation assay. Total phenol and total flavonoid content were estimated. It was observed that free radicals were scavenged by the extract in a dose dependent manner. The content of total phenolics (expressed as mg of gallic acid equivalents/gm extract) and total flavonoids (expressed as mg of quercetin equivalent/gm extract) were determined along with antioxidant enzymes. The aqueous extract of fenugreek exhibited potent DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging activity with IC50 values of 62.67 μg/mL and 71.44 μg/mL, respectively. Based on the results it can be concluded that aqueous seed extract of fenugreek seeds may have potential antioxidant effects against several oxidants generated in the body.
Pages: 23-26  |  97 Views  27 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Naveen Kumar, AH Ahmad, SP Singh, Disha Pant, Amit Prasad, SK Rastogi. Phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity of Trigonella foenum-graecum seeds. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1):23-26.
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