ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

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.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(Spl. Edn. 2):775-780
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 11/08/2014 | Accepted: 06/10/2014 | Published: 30/11/2014

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.


Ormocarpum sennoides, phytochemicals, antioxidant activity

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