Anti-Oxidant Activity of Ethanolic Fruits Extract of Scindapsus officinalis (Roxb)

  • Pawan Tiwari Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Bhupal Nobel University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Anju Goyal Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Bhupal Nobel University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.


The in-vitro antioxidant activities of the fruits of Scindapsus Officinalis (Roxb) (Araceae). The fruits of the plant were shade dried with the help of grinder was subjected to successive soxhlet extraction with Petroleum Ether and 90% v/v Ethanol. The extracts were screened for quantitative estimation of total flavonoids, tannins, total phenols, and alkaloids. Effect of extracts of Scindapsus officinalis Roxb in 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging method was evaluated for in-vitro antioxidant activities. The quantity of DPPH reduced could be quantified by measuring a decrease in absorbance at 517 nm. The IC50 value was found to be 45.21and 40.11μg/ml for ethanolic extracts while the IC50 value of ascorbic acid was 18.53μg/ml significantly reduced DPPH radical by bleaching it.  The ethanolic extract was found to be near to standard compounds and brought about significant antioxidant potential. This was due to the presence of one or more phytoconstituents present in ethanol extract.

Keywords: Scindapsus Officinalis (Roxb); DPPH; antioxidant, ascorbic acid.


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Tiwari P, Goyal A. Anti-Oxidant Activity of Ethanolic Fruits Extract of Scindapsus officinalis (Roxb). JDDT [Internet]. 12Dec.2019 [cited 18Jun.2021];9(4-s):1087-91. Available from: