Evaluation of antioxidant potential of Dicoma tomentosa and Alhagi maurorum leaf and stem powder
Dicoma tomentosa and Alhagi maurorum are perennial herbaceous plant having multiple medicinal health benefits. The free radicals are generated in the body as metabolic products of several reactions. These free radicals cause multiple harms to the cell, on their cell wall, to the DNA and cause number of diseases. In the present study, the plants were selected and collected from Rajasthan and were shade-dried. The powder was formed of leaves and stem of both the plants. The methanolic extract was prepared for further studies and the enzymatic and non-enzymatic potential of evaluated through their standard protocols. Dicoma tomentosa and Alhagi maurorum both showed strong antioxidant potential. While comparing both the plants with standard, the stem of Dicoma tomentosa was found having comparatively strong antioxidant potential.
Keywords: Alhagi maurorum, Dicoma tomentosa, antioxidant potential, in-vitro study, comparative evaluation.
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