Physico- chemical investigation and antioxidant activity studies on extracts of Eruca sativa seed

  • Saima Hamid Department of Biochemistry, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Murree Road, Rawalpindi
  • Adila Sahar Department of Chemistry, GC University, Faisalabad.
  • Farnaz Malik National Institute of Health, Islamabad.
  • Shahzad Hussain National Institute of Health, Islamabad.
  • Rashid Mahmood National Institute of Health, Islamabad.
  • Kazi Muhammad Ashfaq National Institute of Health, Islamabad.
  • Tanveer Akhtar Malik National Institute of Health, Islamabad.
  • Abbas Hassan Department of Chemistry, Quaid I Azam University,
  • Asif Hanif Chaudhry Geoscience Labs, Islamabad
Keywords: Medicinal plants, Eruca sativa, Antioxidant, Alkaloids, Quercetin, DPPH free radical assay

Abstract

Along with the other medicinal plants Eruca sativa has remarkable potential against various diseases. Present work is based on the estimation of antioxidant potential of dist. Water, ethanolic and methanolic extracts of E. sativa seed oil. On phytochemical determination it was exposed that different plant extracts/fractions contains alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, phenols, carbohydrates, steroids and proteins. Its physico-chemical screening was concluded the saponification value and fat value of the E. sativa seed oil. Antioxidant activity was evaluated by using DPPH free radical scavenging scheme. The maximum (30.601.1) anti-oxidative potential was exhibited by aqueous extract of E. sativa seed oil. IC50 was calculated maximum 126.2 in eq. extract of E. sativa seed oil. From current study, it is concluded that this plant seed oil could be used as a source of natural antioxidant and medicinal purposes

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Published
2014-12-30
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