Antioxidant studies on ethanol extracts from two selected genera of Indian Lamiaceae
1Department of Pharmacognosy, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B. G. Nagar-571 448, India 2Department of Pharmacognosy, J. S. S. College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam-643 001, India
G Ramu Department of Pharmacognosy, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B. G. Nagar-571 448 India E-mail: [email protected]
The present work is targeted to evaluate antioxidant activity of ethanol extracts from the leaves of Plectranthus mollis and Salvia officinalis belonging to family Lamiaceae using nitric oxide scavenging, hydrogen peroxide scavenging, ferric reducing antioxidant power assay and lipid peroxidation methods. The results of the study indicate that the leaf extracts of both the plants possess in vitro antioxidant activity. The higher amount of flavanoids and phenolic compounds may correspond to their greater antioxidant activity.