PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF EICHHORNIA CRASSIPES (MART.) SOLMS
Firoj A. Tamboli*, Harinath N. More, Susmita S. Bhandugare, Ankita S. Patil, Nagesh D. Nilawar, Namdeo R. Jadhav and Suresh G. Killedar
Eichhornia crassipes (Water hyacinth) is listed as world’s worst aquatic plant. Water hyacinth is a wellspring of phytochemicals which have a medicinal function. In this study, the high degree of peroxidation and nonenzymatic antioxidant systems were detected in extracts. The phytochemical analysis of the extracts was performed using n- hexane, water, ethyl acetate and ethanol. The extracts showed the presence of primary and secondary metabolities that include carbohydrate, protein, alkaloids, glycosides tannins and phenols. The antioxidant activity ehanolic extract was measured by DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) radical assay. The results obtained showed that the plant water hyacinth, in the world’s worst weed which poses major threat to the environment and economy and could be utilized in an Efficient as an natural antioxidant.
Keywords: Eichhornia crassipes, Phytochemical Analysis, DPPH, antioxidant activity.
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