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Title INVITRO ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF SACCHARUM SPONTANEUM
Authors *M. Sai Krishna, K. Naga Sravanthi, G. Sreenika, S. Chaithanya, M. Sudhakar
Description Biomolecules can be oxidized by free radicals which results in oxidative stress. This oxidative damage has an important etiological role in aging and development of diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, and other inflammatory disorders. Synthetic antioxidants, like Butylated hydroxyl anisole, Butylated hydroxyl toluene are good free radical scavengers. However, synthetic antioxidants can be carcinogenic. Therefore, there is an increasing interest in searching for antioxidants of natural origin. We report here the in vitro antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of S. spontaneum. The activity of S.spontaneum has been tested using various antioxidant models viz., total phenolic and flavonoid content, estimation of DPPH, nitric oxide,&nbsp; superoxide and hydroxyl radical scavenging activity at different concentrations. This study indicates significant free radical scavenging potential of S.spontaneum which may be due to the presence of high Phenolic and Flavonoid content.<br />

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