Physicochemical and antioxidant assays of methanol and hydromethanol extract of ariel parts of Indigofera tinctoria Linn
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Jaipur-304 022, India
Veena Sharma Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Jaipur-304 022 India E-mail: [email protected]
Free radicals or reactive oxygen indices give rise to oxidative injury, which is a fundamental mechanism underlying a number of disease like diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders. Deleterious effects of reactive oxygen species can be nullified by using different natural antioxidants derived from plants Indigofera tinctoria is such plant. This study was planned in order to trace and determine the antioxidant capability of Indigofera tinctoria. All the reagents and chemicals used in this study were obtained from reliable firms. The plant extracts were subjected to phytochemical screening, quantitative assays and antioxidant profiling. The results suggested that plant extracts contained all pharmacologically important phytoconstituents in appreciable amounts and having excellent antioxidant capabilities.