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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 96-99

Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Majorana hortensis leaves


Department of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore 641 043, India

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Radha Palaniswamy
Department of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore 641 043
India
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Antioxidants are an essential defense mechanism to protect our body against free radical damage. They balance the production of free radicals and detoxify them when in excess. The objective of the study is to determine the free radical scavenging potential of the candidate plant leaves when subjected to a battery of free radical scavenging assays. The different leaf extracts used were aqueous, methanol and chloroform. The results suggest that Majorana hortensis (L.) H. Karst leaves could serve as a potential source of antioxidant and can be used in any preparation for combating free radical mediated damage to the body.


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