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Evaluation of phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity of crude extracts of Abutilon fruiticosum Gill. & Perr.

By: Suraya Mushtaq, Zaheer-Ud-Din Khan

Key Words: Phytochemical screening, Antioxidant activity, Crude extracts, Abutilon fruiticosum

Int. J. Biosci. 9(1), 368-375, July 2016.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/9.1.368-375

Abstract

The present study was an attempt to determine the phytochemical screening and antioxidant potentialof crude extracts of Abutilon fruiticosum Gill. & Perr. in n-hexane, chloroform, ethanol and distilled water, using Total Phenolic Content (TPC), Total Flavonoid Content (TFC), DPPH radical scavenging activity, ABTS assay and Metal Chelating activity.All the activities revealed the best results, the Total Flavonoid Content assay showed the best results among all the antioxidant activities. The qualitative analysis of the phytochemical screening of all the extracts directed towards the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, cardiac glycosides, tannins, phenols and terpenoids.

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