Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 8 No. Special Edition Nov. 2014

Phytochemical Screening and In vitro Antioxidant Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Ormocarpum sennoides

S. Srividya1, T.P. Sastry2* and G. Sridevi3

1Department of Biochemistry, 3Department of Physiology, Sathyabama University Dental College and Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai-600119, Tamilnadu, India. 2Department of Bioproducts, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai - 600020, Tamilnadu, India.

Received on 14 August 2014 and accepted on 06 October 2014



The ethanolic extract of the leaves of Ormocarpum sennoides(Os) were analyzed for the presence of phytochemicals by standard qualitative analysis and evaluated the invitro antioxidant activity by total antioxidant capacity, 1.1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, hydrogen peroxide radical scavenging activity , superoxide scavenging activity and Ferric reducing anti oxidant potential. The results showed the ethanolic extract of Os was able to efficiently scavenge the free radicals in a dose dependant manner. The results were compared with the standard antioxidant ascorbic acid. The results have shown that ethanolic extract of the leaves of Os can be used as a chemo protective agent and an antistressor.

Keywords : Ormocarpum sennoides, phytochemicals, antioxidant activity.