Free radical scavenging ability of a potent therapeutic plant mussaenda luteola delile (rubiaceae)
- Mussaenda luteola, total phenolic, flavonoids, DPPH• assay, ABTS• assay
The aim of present study was to investigate the in vitro antioxidant potential and total extractive yield of Mussaenda luteola Delile leaves. Antioxidant activity was assessed by using 2,2- diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH• ) assay, reducing power activity and [2,2’-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid)] ABTS•+ assay. Here ascorbic acid (ASA) and rutin were used as standard antioxidants. The results of the study indicates that the chloroform extracts of the leaf of Mussaenda luteola possesses significant scavenging activity against DPPH• (17.56) and reducing power activity (0.759) at 700nm absorbance. The ethanolic leaf extracts holds high free radical scavenging activity (ABTS•+) at 735nm (94.59). The free radical scavenging and antioxidant activities may be attributed to the presence of adequate phenolic and flavonoid compounds. The ethanolic leaf extract of M. luteola yields maximum extractive yield percentage (37.08%). This study revealed that the leaf extracts of Mussaenda luteola has demonstrated significant antioxidant activity.