ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF CHLOROFORM EXTRACT OF RUELLIA PROSTRATA
Vanitha, K. Kalaiselvi*, K. Kavitha, P. Senthilkumarn, J. Suguna
Leaves of Ruellia prostrata were subjected to extraction and further fractionation to obtain antioxidant rich fraction. The crude protein was isolated from Chloroform and Aqueous extract of Ruellia prostrata by SDS-PAGE. Different concentrations of chloroform and aqueous extract of Ruellia prostrata were used to assay the antioxidant activity by DPPH method, ilealoop assay. However, the chloroform fraction showed a good reducing power and better free radical scavenging activity. The phytochemical screenings confirm the presence of glycosides, lipids, alkaloids, and carbohydrates which are responsible for the antioxidant activity.
Keywords: Antioxidant, Ruellia prostrata, Free radical.
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