International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2021)

Screening of antioxidant activities of some green leafy vegetables grown in India


Sumita Dasgupta, Nirali Patel

In the current study extracts of some common green leafy vegetables grown and consumed in India were assessed for their antioxidant activities. The total phenolic content,total flavonoid content,, total antioxidant capacity and 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl-hydrate (DPPH) free radical scavenging assay of extracts of Amaranthus viridis L., Raphanus sativus L., Chenopodium album and Spinacia oleracea L. were evaluated.The highest amount of TPC (113.33 mg GAE/gm) and TFC (66.0mg QE/gm) were found in Hydroethanol extracts of Amaranthus viridis. Maximum percentage of DPPH radical scavenging activity (39.75%) was also found in Hydroethanolic extracts of Amaranthus viridis. Total antioxidant capacity was found to be the highest in the Hydroethanol extract of Spinacia oleracea (96.330 mg AAE/gm). The findings of the current study indicate that all the four green leafy vegetables undertaken for the study are rich source of natural antioxidants with ample potential in decreasing the harmful effects of various oxidative stress induced conditions in humans.
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Sumita Dasgupta, Nirali Patel. Screening of antioxidant activities of some green leafy vegetables grown in India. International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 22-25
International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences