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Evaluation of antioxidant potential of Kaempferia rotunda linn

Author(s): J Priya Mohanty, LK Nath, Nihar Bhuyan, G Mariappan
Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, Majhitar, Rangpo, East Sikkim-737 132, India

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J Priya Mohanty Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, Majhitar, Rangpo, East Sikkim-737 132 India E-mail: [email protected]

The plant Kaempferia rotunda Linn. has been explored for its anti oxidant potential in the present study. The antioxidant property was assessed by lipid peroxidation markers such as malonaldehyde (MDA) and 4-hydroxyl-2-nonenal (4-HNE). The lipid peroxidation byproducts are highly toxic and responsible for various diseases like myocardial infarction, diabetes mellitus, hepatic injury, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. The chemical constituents of the plant were critically and qualitatively analyzed to confirm the presence of flavonoids and phenolic derivatives. Hence our objective has been designed to evaluate the antioxidant effect of Kaempferia rotunda linn. and its contribution to control the lipid peroxidation.

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