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Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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In vitro Antioxidant activity and phytochemical screening of Aegle marmelos extracts

Address:   Nirmala Gupta1, R.C.Agrawal1, Vinoy Shrivastava2 Amit Roy3 and Pushpa Prasad3
1Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Idgah hills, Bhopal (MP), India
2Dept. of Biosciences, Barkatullah University, Bhopal (MP), India 3Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Raipur
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Antioxidant activity and phytochemical screening of hydromethanolic extracts of Aegle marmelos fruit, leaves and bark were investigated in this work. Phytochemical screening of the crude extracts revealed the presence of Alkaloids, glycosides, Terpenoids, Saponins, Tannis, Flavonoids, and Steroids. Antioxidant activity of the extracts was evaluated using Fenton reaction: an in vitro assay and the extracts showed high hydroxyl radical scavenging property when compared with Ascorbic acid, which was used as reference standard. These findings demonstrated that Aegle marmelos extracts possess free radical and hydroxyl radical scavenging activity as well as antioxidant activity in vitro.
Aegle marmelos, Antioxidant, Phytochemical constituents, hydromethanolic.
Nirmala Gupta, R.C.Agrawal, Vinoy Shrivastava, Amit Roy, Pushpa Prasad. In vitro Antioxidant activity and phytochemical screening of Aegle marmelos extracts. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2012; 4(2): 80-83.
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