International Journal of Zoology Studies


ISSN: 2455-7269

Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)

Phytochemical analysis and antioxidant property of Cadaba fruticosa

Author(s): Dr. R Krishnamoorthi, Dr. K Elumalai
Abstract: Plants have been used for centuries as a remedy for human diseases because they contain phytochemical components of therapeutic values. Whole plant of the Cadaba fruticosa was selected to find out the phytochemicals and antioxidant property. Phytochemicals were extracted using various solvents such as Hexane, Ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous. Screening of phytochemicals showed positive results for the presence of carbohydrate in hexane, ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extract, tannins in hexane, ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extract, flavonoids in hexane, ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extract, quinones in ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extract, cardiac glycosides in hexane, Ethyl acetate, ethanol and Aqueous extract, terpenoids in hexane, Ethyl acetate and aqueous extract, phenols in hexane, Ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extract and coumarins in hexane, ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extract. Steroids in hexane and Ethyl acetate extract. Free radical scavenging activity was determined using DPPH is a stable antioxidant. Ethanol extract of Cadaba fruticosa, showed better antioxidant activity at a concentration of 75µg. These activities may be due to the presence of carbohydrate, tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids, phenols, coumarins and steroids.
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