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Phytochemical screening, antidiabetic and antioxidant potential of methanolic extract of Indigofera heterantha roots

By: Muhammad Aurang Zeb, Muhammad Sajid, Taj Ur Rahman, Khanzadi Fatima Khattak, Muhammad Tariq Khan

Key Words: Indigofera heterantha, Medicinal plants, Phytochemical screening, Ant diabetic, Antioxidant

Int. J. Biosci. 10(5), 355-360, May 2017.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/10.5.355-360

Abstract

The aim of the current study was to detect the Phytochemical present in the methanolic extract of the plant using the biochemical tests and to evaluate the antidiabetic and antioxidant potential of the methanolic extract of I. heterantha roots using Glucose uptake yeast in cells assay and 1, 1-diphenyl -2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging assay. The methanolic extract showed good antidiabetic activity with minimum increase 5.31% at 10µg/ml and maximum 53.19% at 80μg/ml glucose concentration while moderate antioxidant activity with minimum radical scavenging activity 22.00% at 200µg/ml and maximum activity 56.35% at 1000µg/ml. The results obtained revealed that this plant is very important from medicinal point of view.

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Phytochemical screening, antidiabetic and antioxidant potential of methanolic extract of Indigofera heterantha roots

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Muhammad Aurang Zeb, Muhammad Sajid, Taj Ur Rahman, Khanzadi Fatima Khattak, Muhammad Tariq Khan.
Phytochemical screening, antidiabetic and antioxidant potential of methanolic extract of Indigofera heterantha roots.
Int. J. Biosci. 10(5), 355-360, May 2017.
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