Antioxidant Potential of Different Medicinal Plants

Antioxidant Potential of Different Medicinal Plants


Vasanthi P*, Parameswari CS


Abstract

Medicinal plants are the resource of new drug. Most of the modern medicines are produced indirectly from medicinal plants. Plants are directly used as medicines by a majority of cultures around the world. Studying medicinal plants helps to understand plant toxicity and protect human and animals from natural poisons. Medicinal plants are the important sources for pharmaceutical manufacturing. In developing countries, herbal medicines are considered to be readily available, accessible, affordable, culturally acceptable and sustainable than Western medicines. In developed countries, the popularity of herbal medicines is continuing to grow, particularly for the treatment of certain disease. Medicinal plants have always been considered as a source of healthy life for people. Therapeutical properties of medical plants are very useful in healing various diseases and the advantage of these medicinal plants is natural. Researchers are increasingly turning their attention to natural products and looking for new, lead to develop better drugs. In the present study, the four different medicinal plants Zingiber officinalis, Terminalia arjuna, Punica granatum, Rauvolfia serpentine exerted antioxidative effects. The results suggest that aqueous extract of Terminalia arjuna possesses the potent antioxidant property when compared to other plant extracts. In turn, it has therapeutic potential for the prevention of coronary artery and renal diseases.


Keywords

Medicinal plants, Reducing power assay, Nitrite, Lipid peroxide, DPPH


Cite This Article

Vasanthi, P. & Parameswari, C. S. (2015). Antioxidant Potential of Different Medicinal Plants, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 4(4), 69-77.

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