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Comparative analysis of antioxidant and phenolic content of chloroform extract/fraction of Terminalia chebula.

Authors
  • Walia, Harpreet
  • Kumar, Subodh
  • Arora, Saroj
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of basic and clinical pharmacy
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2011
Volume
2
Issue
3
Pages
143–149
Identifiers
PMID: 24826015
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the present study, two chloroform extracts of fruits of Terminalia chebula viz. "CHL1" and "CHL 2" prepared by maceration and sequential method respectively was compared for their antioxidant efficacy and phenolic content. The extraction procedure of plant material plays an important role in the activity of phytochemicals. Also, the assessment of antioxidant capacity of phytochemicals cannot be executed precisely by any single method due to complex nature of phytochemicals as multiple reaction characteristics and mechanisms can be involved. So, no single assay could accurately reflect comparison in a mixed or complex system. Therefore in the present study the comparison of extracts was done by using most widely used assays viz. DPPH, deoxyribose, reducing power, chelating power and lipid peroxidation assay. Furthermore, the UV-Vis spectrum of both extracts and the correlation between total phenolic content was examined in order to give an orientation to the search of phytochemicals responsible for their activity. From the results, it was concluded that antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds were predominant in the 'CHL 2' prepared by sequential method. The present study enlightening the useful extraction procedure of plant material.

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