IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY APPLYING AN ABTS•+ RADICAL SCAVENGING ABILITIES OF DIFFERENT EXTRACTS OF EUPHORBIA ROUTHIANA SPRENG. PLANT PARTS (EUPHORBIACEAE)
- Euphorbia routhiana, in vitro antioxidant, ABTS• radicals scavenging abilities.
The aim of this work was to determine antioxidant activity in various parts of different extracts of Euphorbia routhiana Spreng. In Indian system of medicine the plant is used as an antifungal. Antioxidant activities were determined by ABTS•+ assay in leaf, stem and root extract of Euphorbia routhiana. ABTS•+ method, all the sample extracts of were able to quench ABTS•+ radical more efficiently with their TEAC values ranging between 187.2 to 6089.2 µmol Trolox equivalent/g extract. In this context, ethanol of E. rothiana root were found to be fast and potent scavengers of ABTS•+ radicals, as they were able to quench ABTS•+ radicals more readily than the other solvent extracts. Therefore the present study reveals that the study species has a reliable source of bioactive compounds which were highly correlated to their therapeutic properties and thus confirm the traditional medicinal usage of the plant practiced by the traditional healers.