World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
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Abstract

EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF LEAVES, STEM AND WHOLE PLANT OF PEPEROMIA PELLUCIDA

Suthirtha Santra, Sanchita Bhattacharjee and Dr. Sauryya Bhattacharyya*

ABSTRACT

Peperomia pellucida (L.) HBK (Piperaceae) has been used as a drug (Rasayan) in the Ayurvedic system of medicines. Recently, leaves and stem of this herb are used as food items, especially in salads. In the present study, leaves, stem and the whole plant of phenotypes grown in West Bengal were tested for their antioxidant properties. Among the five antioxidant assays (viz. ABTS radical decolorization assay, DPPH radical decolorization assay, assay for total phenolics content, FRAP assay and hydroxyl radical scavenging assay) used in the present study, the whole plant gave the best result, in terms of gallic acid equivalents. Leaves, however, showed greater antioxidant potential in comparison to stem in both ABTS and DPPH assays, indicating higher amount of polar and non-polar biomolecules in the leaves. All the parts as well as the whole plant showed comparable hydroxyl radical scavenging abilities, clearly indicating its potential use in benefits of human.

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