Phytochemical analysis and In vitro antioxidant studies of Plumeria obtusa L. Leaves
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Punjabi University, Patiala-147 002, India
Nittya K Dogra Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Punjabi University, Patiala-147 002 India E-mail: [email protected]
Plumeria(Apocynaceae) is a genus comprising mostly of lactiferous trees and deciduous shrubs. Plumeria obtusaL. is a widely available but pharmacologically lesser explored species of this genus. Thus, present research was undertaken to determine the phytochemical constituents and the antioxidant potential of the methanol extract and fractions of the plant. The antioxidant potential was determined using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging and inhibition of lipid peroxidation assay.