Evaluation of antioxidant potential of Capsicum frutescens

  • M R Maya PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,
  • Illuri Ramanaiah PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,
  • K Venkatakrishna PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,
  • K Rameshkumar PG and Research Department of Zoology, Vivekananda College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India,
  • V Veeramanikandan PG and Research Centre in Microbiology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,
  • M Eyini Centre for Research and PG studies in Botany, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.
  • P Balaji PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

Abstract

Capsicum frutescens has been known to contain a high level of antioxidant components. We investigated antioxidant activities in various solvent extracts from C. frutescens. The aim of this study is to evaluate invitro antioxidant activity of acetone, carbinol, hot water and hexane extracts of Capsicum frutescens.  Preliminary analysis revealed that all the four extracts responded positively for all the phytoconstituents. Acetone extract showed the strongest phenolic and tannin content; showed highest activity for FRAP, ABTS, Superoxide Radical and Hydroxyl Radical Scavenging Activity.  The present study explored that Capsicum frutescens has efficient antioxidant activity and could act as safe and cost-effective with potential biological applications.


Keywords: Capsicum frutescens, Antioxidant, Free radical scavengers, ABTS, FRAP

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Author Biographies

M R Maya, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

Illuri Ramanaiah, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

K Venkatakrishna, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

K Rameshkumar, PG and Research Department of Zoology, Vivekananda College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India,

PG and Research Department of Zoology, Vivekananda College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India,

V Veeramanikandan, PG and Research Centre in Microbiology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

PG and Research Centre in Microbiology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

M Eyini, Centre for Research and PG studies in Botany, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.

Centre for Research and PG studies in Botany, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.

P Balaji, PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India,

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Maya, M. R., Ramanaiah, I., Venkatakrishna, K., Rameshkumar, K., Veeramanikandan, V., Eyini, M., & Balaji, P. (2019). Evaluation of antioxidant potential of Capsicum frutescens. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 9(2-s), 376-382. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v9i2-s.2531