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Determination of Presence of Various Antioxidants in Aqueous Extract of Various Plants - A preliminary study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of biotechnology, JECRC University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA
  • 2Disha Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd, Science City Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (8), Pages 1-3, August,10 (2015)

Abstract

Plants are thought to be one of the most potential sources of various antioxidants. These antioxidants play a significant role in scavenging superoxide molecules produced during various biochemical reactions. Each plant has different concentrations of these compounds. In the present study five common plants namely Cassia auriculata, Ficus bengalensis, Ficus religiosa, Tecoma stans and Calliandra haematocephala were selected. Their phytochemicals were extracted using cold water. Each of these plants has shown presence of higher concentration of tannins, quinones and terpenoids, whereas flavanoids was found least in concentration among all the phytochemicals.

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