Author(s): Njoku Ugochi U., Joshua Parker Elijah, Offor Leonard I., Okoli Charles O.

Email(s): parkeselisco@yahoo.co.uk

DOI: Not Available

Address: 1Njoku Ugochi U.*, 1Joshua Parker Elijah 1Offor Leonard I. and 2Okoli Charles O.
1 Department of Biochemistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
2Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 3,      Issue - 5,     Year - 2011


ABSTRACT:
Apium graveveolens (Celery) an ancient vegetable spice consumed in both tropical and western world was investigated for its antioxidant properties. The ethanol extract of Apium graveolens gave 15.5% yield and the extract was used for lipid peroxidation scavenging tests. The acute toxicity of the ethanol extract of Apium graveolens was investigated using 21 albino mice and was found out to be 2450mg/kg body weight, which indicates that the plant is relatively safe for human consumption. Both the fresh, dried leaves and stem of Apium graveolens were subjected to phytochemical analysis and the results showed that the plant contains alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, proteins, fats and oils, carbohydrates, steroids and tannins with the dried samples having a higher concentration than the fresh samples. The ethanol extract of Apium graveolens showed significant nitric oxide induced free radical scavenging activity when compared with ascorbic acid. The extract also showed significant inhibition of carbon tetrachloride and ferrous sulphate induced lipid peroxidation in rat liver homogenate when compared with ascorbic acid.


Cite this article:
Njoku Ugochi U., Joshua Parker Elijah, Offor Leonard I., Okoli Charles O. Antioxidant Properties of Apium graveolens. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2011; 3(5): 201-205.


Recomonded Articles:

Author(s): Bapu R. Thorat

DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00017.1         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Baviskar H. P., Dhake G. T., Kasai M. A., Chaudhari N. B., Deshmukh T. A.

DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385.2017.00024.3         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Praveen S Nayak, Shweta Nayak, Ranjan Shety, P Das

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Puneet Kumar Rai, Dev Raj Sharma, Amit Sharma

DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385.2015.00029.1         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): S C Baviya, R Radha, N Jayshree

DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385.2015.00038.2         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Shirisha K, Priyanka B, Habibur Rahman, Dipankar Bardalai, Fulchan Ali

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Nikhat F, D Satyanarayana, Subhramanyam EVS

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Shantha Sheela Nagarajan, Muthusamy Periyanna, Radha Ramalingam

DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385.2015.00036.9         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): D. Esther Lydia, Sheila John, Swetha V K, Thiyagarajan Sivapriya

DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385.2017.00045.0         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Kalpana Patil, Swati Dhande, Vilasrao Kadam

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): S. C. Verma, R. Rani, E. Vashishth, K. Basu, P. Pant, M. M. Padhi

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Buchake V.V., Bachhav R.S., Rode R.B., Aher S.S., Muthal A.P., Dhokchawle B.V. , Saudagar R.B.

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Vengal Rao Pachava, Praveen Thaggikuppe Krishnamurthy, S.P. Dahapal, Pavan Kumar Chinthamaneni

DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00016.X         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Dhanya Rajan, J. Suresh, N. Paramakrishnan, A. Sri Vasavi Reddy, M Nayeem

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): K Amutha , D Victor Arokia Doss

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): V. Krishna Murthy Naik, K. Sudhakar Babu, J. Latha, Beulah Kolluru

DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00013.4         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Anjali Soni, Patel Femida, Preeti Sharma

DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385.2017.00003.6         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Raje VN, Yadav AV, Shelar PA

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry (RJPP) is an international, peer-reviewed journal, devoted to pharmacognosy...... Read more >>>

RNI: Not Available                     
DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385 


Recent Articles




Tags