Comparison of physico-chemical characteristics and radical scavenging potential of Punica granatum L. peel procured from two different herb suppliers


  • Pardeep Kaur Department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005
  • Sanjeev Kumar Kataria Drug Testing and Research Laboratory, Herbal Health Research Consortium Pvt. Ltd, Amritsar-143107
  • Balbir Singh Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005
  • Saroj Arora Department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005


Punica granatum L.; physico-chemical; free radicals; antioxidant


Objectives: The present study is focused on the comparative appraisal of physico-chemical characteristics and free radical scavenging action of methanol extract of Punica granatum L. peel obtained from two different herb suppliers.

Methodology: The dried fruit peels of P. granatum were procured from two suppliers with batch code of #4 and #5. The various physico-chemical parameters of two batches were analyzed and compared. The well-authenticated and validated samples were then extracted with methanol and evaluated for their free radical scavenging potential by 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl assay.

Results: The results obtained showed that peel extract from batch #4 has a good anti-radical potential against DPPH free radicals as compared to batch #5. This might be attributed to the better physico-chemical characteristics of batch #4 in comparison to #5.

Conclusion: The study suggests that the better physico-chemical characteristics of plant samples may advocate their potent bioactive efficacy substantiating superior pharmaceutical significance.


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Pardeep Kaur, Sanjeev Kumar Kataria, Balbir Singh, and Saroj Arora. “Comparison of Physico-Chemical Characteristics and Radical Scavenging Potential of Punica Granatum L. Peel Procured from Two Different Herb Suppliers”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 6, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 41-44,



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