A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF GNAPHALIUM POLYCAULON, TRADITIONAL INDIAN FOLK MEDICINAL PLANT
- Gnaphalium polycaulon, medicinal plant, free radicals, antioxidant, DPPH• , ABTS•
The current study was undertaken to examine the antioxidant value of Gnaphalium polycaulon in different solvents. The fresh plant parts were collected from Kodanadu, The Nilgiri District, South India. Plant materials are washed, air dried and coarsely powdered by soxhlet apparatus for organic solvent extraction
methanol, ethanol, hexane and water at 4°C. Then all the extracts obtained were subjected for antioxidant analysis using enzymic, non-enzymic and total antioxidant assays. All the methanolic extracts exhibited antioxidant activity significantly. The order of antioxidant value in G.polycaulon showed that the leaf, stem and flower. we reported that our finding provided support that the crude solvent plant extracts contain medicinally important free radicals scavenging compounds due to the strongly presence of phytoconstitutents. The study reveals that the consumption of the most valuable plant, G.polycaulon would
exert several beneficial effects by virtue of their antioxidant activity in the traditional folk medicines for the treatment of different diseases.