Volume : III, Issue : III, March - 2013

Determination of four Cassia species for their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties

Deepika Priyadharshini S, Sujatha V

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Flowers of Cassia alata, Cassia auriculata, Cassia fistula and Cassia siamea belonging to family Fabaceae were extracted using solvents like hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol, hydroalcohol, for whom the immense presence of phytoconstituents has been revealed by preliminary screening tests. In the present scenario, with a necessity to explore in vitro enzymatic antioxidant activity, assays like superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, inhibition of β–carotene bleaching, inhibition of erythrocytes hemolysis accompanied with carbohydrate, protein content, antibacterial and antifungal activities were performed. All among 20 extracts, for a comparative analysis, the methanol extracts of Cassia fistula and Cassia auriculata has demonstrated their excellence in all the above said assays, in particular. Cassia alata and Cassia siamea has presented satisfactory values for the above assays, in contrast to other species. The extensive research work on the Cassia species in a systematic way has presented a wide dimension to be easily accessible antioxidants.

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Deepika priyadharshini S,Sujatha V Determination of four Cassia species for their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.III, Issue.III March 2013


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