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Volume : 6 Issue :2 Month : February (2018)
Page Numbers : 72-79

Antioxidant activity of some wild mushrooms from southern Western Ghats, India

Ragupathi V, Stephen A, Arivoli D, Kumaresan, S.*
Objective: To investigate the antioxidant activities of crude methanol extracts of 10 southern Western Ghats wild mushrooms. Methods: Crude methanol extracts from 10 mushrooms from southern Western Ghats, India were evaluated for their antioxidant activity by Nitric Oxide scavenging assay and DPPH scavenging assay. Results: The methanol extract of Trametes versicolor recorded maximum percentage of NO activity of 94% followed by Tricholoma equestre 92% at the concentration 50 g/ml. However, the extract of Gymnopilus junonius (80.33%) and Tricholoma equestre (79%) tested against DPPH stable radicals reveals that the radical scavenging activity of wild mushrooms possessed excellent antioxidant capacity which increased with the increasing concentration of the extract. Conclusions: Gymnopilus junonius, Tricholoma equestre and Trametes versicolor have higher antioxidant activity showed both in Nitric Oxide scavenging assay and DPPH scavenging assay.
 
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