IJFANS International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences

ISSN PRINT 2319 1775 Online 2320-7876

Phytochemical screening and in vitro antioxidant potentials of Elaeagnus conferta Roxb.

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Sachin S Nayaka, V Krishna, J Narayana, Ravi Kumar S, Raagavalli K, Shashi Kumar R, Ullas prasanna S and Vinay Kumar N M


Free radical reactions are recognized to have a significant role in the pathophysiology of many acute and chronic human diseases and the body's natural antioxidant capacity and ROS levels were out of balance, which led to the requirement of dietary and/or pharmacological supplementation. Eleagnus conferta Roxb. is an endangered medicinal plant of the Western Ghats, chosen for this study to antioxidant potentials of the leaf, stem bark and fruits sequential soxhlet extracts. Qualitative and quantitative phytochemical screening of the revealed the presence of flavonoids and glycosides in the ethanol fraction of leaf, stem bark and fruits. The in vitro antioxidants assay results also indicated that LEE, SBCE, and SEE possess significant scavenge of super oxide radicals. This work validates the traditional claims that E. conferta extracts has the potential source of anti-oxidant medication.

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