As compared to allopathic drug which are otherwise harmful to human health, naturally occurring antioxidants from numerous medicinal plants are safe for the treatment of various degenerative diseases, caused due to oxidative stress. The present study aimed to compare antioxidant properties of aqueous and hydroethanolic leaf extract of four medicinal plants Anthocephalus cadamba (Kadam), Aegle marmelos (Bael), Emblica officinalis (Amla) and Moringa oleifera (Munga). In vitro antioxidant activity was evaluated by DPPH assay, ABTS decolourisation assay, FRAP value and phosphomolybdate assay and total reducing power of each extractive was determined. Total phenolic content (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TEC) was determined by Folin-Ciocalteu method and aluminium chloride colorimetric method respectively. Among all the extractives, hydro ethanolic leaf extract of E officinalis showed the highest antioxidative activity and phenolic content followed by E officinalis (aqueous), A. cadamba (ethanolic). A. cadamba (aqueous), A. marmelos (ethanolic), A. marmelos(aqueous), M. oleifera (ethanolic), M. oleifera (aqueous). This shows that the plants phytoconsituents possessing strong antioxidant activities and which can be harnessed in the prevention and treatment of various degenerative discases. good source of important.
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Purena and Bhatt (2016). Comparative In Vitro Antioxidant Activity of Some Medicinal Plants Having Anticancer Properties. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(1), pp.66-67.