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International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Scrutinizing the antioxidant potential of Prunella vulgaris L. : A medicinal plant from central Himalayan region


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Year 2015 Vol 4 Issue 1
Document Type : original article
1Manoj Kumar Singh, 2Charu Joshi, 3Neelu Josh 4Ruchik a Sharma 5Latika Brijwal, 6Ravi Shekhar Kumar, 7Tapan Kumar Nailwal
1Department of Biotechnology, Bhimtal Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263136, Uttarakhand, India.
2Department of Biotechnology, Bhimtal Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263136, Uttarakhand, India.
3Department of Biotechnology, Bhimtal Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263136, Uttarakhand, India.
4Department of Biotechnology, Bhimtal Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263136, Uttarakhand, India.
5Department of Biotechnology, Bhimtal Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263136, Uttarakhand, India.
6Department of Biotechnology, Bhimtal Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263136, Uttarakhand, India.
7Department of Biotechnology, Bhimtal Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263136, Uttarakhand, India.
Abstract
The present study was carried out to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant activities of methanolic extract of Prunella vulgaris , a valuable medicinal plant from Central Himalayans

This was achieved by screening of the plant extracts at varying concentrations (1-70 ยต g/ml), using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl- hydrazyl (DPPH ) radical scavenging activity, reducing power assay superoxide radical scavenging activity, metal chelating activity, and analysis o f total antioxidant activity by ABTS method.

Keywords
Prunella vulgaris antioxidants Phenol Flavonoid DPPH ABTS metal c helating
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