An Evaluation on Antioxidant Activity, Total Phenolic and Total Flavaonoid Contents of Extracts from Adina cordifolia (Roxb.)


In this study, in vitro antioxidant activity, total phenolic content and concentration of flavonoids of four different extracts of Adina cordifolia (Roxb.) were determined using spectrophotometric methods. Antioxidant activity of extracts was expressed as percentage of DPPH radicals’ inhibition and IC50 values (μg/ml). IC50 values ranged from 20.39 to 38.96 μg/ml. The total phenolic content ranged from 17.48 to 20.83 mg/g of dry weight of extract, expressed as gallic acid equivalents. The total flavonoid concentrations varied from 17.49 to 22.48 mg/g, expressed as quercetin equivalents. The significant linear correlation was confirmed between the values for the total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of plant extracts. Adina cordifolia (Roxb.) can be regarded as promising candidates for natural plant sources of antioxidants with high value.

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Hossain, M. , Hossain, M. , Fatema, K. , Siddique, B. , Sikder, H. , Sarker, M. and Jain, P. (2015) An Evaluation on Antioxidant Activity, Total Phenolic and Total Flavaonoid Contents of Extracts from Adina cordifolia (Roxb.). American Journal of Plant Sciences, 6, 633-639. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2015.65068.

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