Evaluation of quantitative and antioxidant activity of Achyranthes aspera roots and inflorescences

Veena Sharma, Urmila Chaudhary, Rashmi Singh, Pracheta Janmeda

Abstract


Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Amaranthaceae family) is an important medicinal plant that possesses many therapeutic
properties. The study was conducted to investigate the quantitative components, total antioxidant, and free radical
scavenging activities of various extracts of roots and inflorescences of A. aspera. Present study was conducted to evaluate the antioxidant activity of different sequential extracts (petroleum ether, benzene, chloroform, ethyl acetate, ethanol, and distilled water) of A. aspera roots and inflorescence, which includes 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), ferric reducing
antioxidant power (FRAP), and total antioxidant capacity (TAC). On other hand, quantitative assays (total phenol content,
total flavonol content, total flavonoid content, total proanthocynidin content, and total tannin content) were also assessed
using standard protocols. Results depicted strong antioxidant activity in both root and inflorescence parts of A. aspera.
It can be inferred that A. aspera serves as a potent antioxidant agent and could be exploited to manufacture drug for the
treatment of various human ailments.

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