Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-5640

ISSN Online :  2231-5659


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Phytochemical Screening and Antioxidant Activity of Sesbania grandiflora Leaves Extracts



Address:   Amit Roy1, Dayananda Bhoumik2*, Ram Kumar Sahu1, Jaya Dwivedi3
1Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Tekari, Raipur (C.G.), India
2Oriental College of Pharmacy, Raisen Road, Bhopal (M.P.), India
3Department of Chemistry, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India
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ABSTRACT:
Sesbania grandiflora, family : Fabaceae commonly known as 'sesbania', is widely used as Indian folk medicine. S.grandiflora has the common names of Agati, Corkwood Tree and West Indian Pea. In India it is known as vaka or basna. Traditionally Sesbania gradiflora is used alone or with other medicinal plants to treat a variety of ailments. The plant’s extracts were screened for the presence of phytochemicals and were used to determine their free radical scavenging activity. The extracts showed potent antioxidant activity in the scavenging of DPPH radicals. The potent antioxidant activity of the ethanolic and aqueous extracts of Sesbania gradiflora may be due to the high phenolic content such as tannins and flavonoids, was proved by estimation of total phenolic content.
KEYWORDS:
Sesbania grandiflora, Phytochemical Screening, Phenolic content, Antioxidant activity
Cite:
Amit Roy, Dayananda Bhoumik, Ram Kumar Sahu, Jaya Dwivedi. Phytochemical Screening and Antioxidant Activity of Sesbania grandiflora Leaves Extracts. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci. 4(1): Jan.-Mar. 2014; Page 16-21.
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