GC-MS PROFILING OF SHOREA ROBUSTA BARK EXTRACT AND EVALUATION OF ITS ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY
N. Muniyappan and S. Sudha Chella Rethinam*
Antioxidants may be defined as compounds that inhibit or delay the oxidation of other molecules by inhibiting the initiation or propagation of oxidizing chain reactions. Antioxidants can also protect the human body from free radicals and ROS effects. They retard the progress of many chronic diseases as well as lipid peroxidation Also, antioxidants have been widely used as food additives to provide protection against oxidative degradation of foods. The objective of this study was to evaluate in vitro antioxidant, and characterize the chemical constituents of bark extract of Shorea robusta by using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS).
Keywords: Shorea robusta, GCMS, Antioxidant, DPPH
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