CYTOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF COCOS NUCIFERA AND MANGIFERA INDICA FLOWER EXTRACTS

Authors

  • NAGAMANI JE Department of Biochemistry, Garden City College of Science and Management studies, Virgo Nagar, Bangalore – 560 049, Karnataka, India.
  • SUKANYA Department of Biochemistry, Garden City College of Science and Management studies, Virgo Nagar, Bangalore – 560 049, Karnataka, India.
  • SAMIM ANSARI Department of Biochemistry, Garden City College of Science and Management studies, Virgo Nagar, Bangalore – 560 049, Karnataka, India.

Keywords:

Cocos nucifera, Mangifera indica, Antioxidant, Antihemolytic, Erythrocytes, Malondialdehyde

Abstract

Cocos nucifera and Mangifera indica are being exploited largely for its wide therapeutic applications around the world. Present study investigated antioxidant and antihemolytic activities of flower extracts of Cocos nucifera and Mangifera indica. Aqueous, methanol, acetone, diethyl ether and hexane extracts were used for the study. Antioxidant competence of the five extracts was assessed by DPPH and TBARS method. Antihemolytic assay was determined using erythrocytes model and the extent of membrane damage was determined by quantifying Malondialdehyde. Among all the five extracts studied, methanolic extract of Cocos nucifera exhibited significant antioxidant as well as antihemolytic activities.

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2016-02-23
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NAGAMANI JE, SUKANYA, and SAMIM ANSARI. “CYTOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF COCOS NUCIFERA AND MANGIFERA INDICA FLOWER EXTRACTS ”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2016, pp. 79-84, https://ijpda.com/index.php/journal/article/view/197.

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