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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(1):29-43 |  Available online, April 11, 2016

Assessment of Phytochemicals and Antioxidant activities of Leucas indica aerial parts- A comparative study


Sowjanya M1*, Kiran Kumar M1  and Sandeep BV2,  

1Department of Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, India.

2Department of Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, India.

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Received: 05.02.2016   |   Revised: 29.02.2016   |   Accepted :15.03.2016  |  Published : 11.04.2016

The exploration was to evaluate the phytochemical ingredients and antioxidant activities of annual herb Leucas indica methanolic leaves and flowers extracts. These were estimated by distinguished methods. Phytochemical constituents and non enzymatic antioxidants showed enhancement in increasing concentration from 25 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml. All the assays were carried out in triplicate and the results uttered as mean values ± standard deviations. The levels of phytochemical, explicitly phenolics, flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, saponins, vitamin C, β-Carotene and lycopene, evidently exposed that methanolic leave extract had elevated phytochemical constituents than methanolic flower extract, except alkaloids. Same pattern was observed for antioxidant capacity assays, specifically DPPH, FRAP, reducing power assay, Hydroxyl radical scavenging activity and ABTS radical scavenging activity, this may be due the presence of high phytochemical ingredients. Even though, leave extract had superior activities than flowers extract, they both have profound therapeutic potential.

Keywords: Antioxidants, ABTS, butylated hydroxy toluene, β-Carotene, phytochemicals, rutin and lycopene.


Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


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Sowjanya M, Kiran Kumar M and Sandeep BV (2016) Assessment of Phytochemicals and Antioxidant activities of Leucas indica aerial parts- A comparative study. International J. of Life Sciences, 4(1): 29-43.


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