Free Radical Scavenging Potential of Mentha arvensis of South Gujarat: Evidence from In-vitro Assay
Present work was undertaken to evaluate efficacy of aqueous and methanol extracts Mentha arvensis leaves as free radical scavenger. The free radical scavenging activity was evaluated by nitric oxide scavenging method, hydrogen peroxide scavenging method and ferric thiocyanate method. The result of the studies was compared with the standard solution of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) treated with same reagent. The results of all the studies showed significant free radical scavenging activity in both aqueous and methanolic extracts of Mentha arvensis and methanolic extract showed the highest free radical scavenging potential than aqueous extract.
Keywords: Free radical, Mentha arvensis, Nitric oxide, Hydrogen peroxide, ferric thiocyanate
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