Antioxidant activity of chloroform extract of Inula Racemosa from Kashmir Himalayas

  • Javid Ahmad Banday National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, India
  • Romaisa Lateef National Institute of Technology Srinagar, India and Bioorganic Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR) Srinagar-190005, India.
  • Khursheed Ahmad Bhat Bioorganic Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR) Srinagar-190005, India.
  • Suresh Chandra Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR) Jammu, India
Keywords: Inula racemosa, Chloroform extract, Antioxidant activity, Reducing power, Metal chelating activity

Abstract

Antioxidant activity of chloroform extract of root parts of Inula racemosa was evaluated by measuring the scavenging activity of the extract on stable 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picryl hydrazyl radical (DPPH) exhibiting an interesting antioxidant profile. The reducing power was determined using a modification of Zou method. Metal chelating activity of the extract was determined at concentrations of 20, 30, 50 and 100 µg/mL, taking citric acid as standard. The extract displayed significant activity.

Author Biographies

Javid Ahmad Banday, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, India

Department of Chemistry, national Institute of Technology, Srinagar, India

Romaisa Lateef, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, India and Bioorganic Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR) Srinagar-190005, India.

Bioorganic Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR) Srinagar, India

Khursheed Ahmad Bhat, Bioorganic Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR) Srinagar-190005, India.

Bioorganic Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR) Srinagar, India.

Suresh Chandra, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR) Jammu, India

Genetic Resources & Agrotechnology, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR) Jammu, India

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Published
2018-08-29
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Research Articles