Volume : III, Issue : V, May - 2013

Phytochemical Analysis, In–Vitro Antioxidant Activity and Proximate Analysis on Rhinacanthus Nasutus(L) Kurz Leaf

Suman Bukke, Venkataswamy Mallepogu, Thyagaraju Kedam

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The present study provides an information on phytochemical, antioxidant and proximate analysis of different extracts of Rhinacanthus nasutus leaf. Différent parts of R nasutus have been used in folk medicine for treating liver disorders, several skin diseases and other pharmacological effects. Different extracts of R.nasutus were prepared based on the polarity in solvents of hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and water for phytochemical analysis from leaves of R.nasutus. The phytochemical analysis leaf extract has revealed the presence of flavonoids, triterpenoids, polyphenols, steroids, saponins, alkaloids, carbohydrates, anthraquinones and least of tannins. These principles at concentration of 250µg of preparation showed potential antioxidant properties as tested by the methods of radical scavenging activity, and methanolic extract showed more of peroxy radical scavenging property at all concentrations compared to hexane and ethyl acetate extracts. The Dried leaf powder Proximate analysis has revealed the presence of 85% of dry matter, 13% of crude fiber, 11% of total ash, 1% of acid soluble ash and 4% crude protein. Hence the present exploration of phytochemical antioxidants and proximate studies of R.nasutus, will be useful in the synthesis and preparation of new drugs of pharmaceutical importance.

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Suman Bukke, Venkataswamy Mallepogu, ThyagaRaju Kedam Phytochemical Analysis, In-Vitro Antioxidant Activity and Proximate Analysis on Rhinacanthus Nasutus(L) Kurz Leaf Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.III, Issue.V May 2013

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