Antioxidant and Biological Activities of Three Morphotypes of Murraya koenigii L. from UttarakhandSivakumar ChV* and Meera I
Instrumental Methods of Analysis Lab, Department of Biotechnology, The ICFAI University, Dehradun-248197, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sivakumar ChV
Instrumental Methods of Analysis Lab
Department of Biotechnology
The ICFAI University, Dehradun-248197, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 16, 2013; Accepted date: June 24, 2013; Published date: July 01, 2013
Citation: Sivakumar ChV, Meera I (2013) Antioxidant and Biological Activities of Three Morphotypes of Murraya koenigii L. from Uttarakhand. J Food Process Technol 4:246. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000246
Copyright: © 2013 Sivakumar ChV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The antioxidant activities of three morphotypes of Murraya koenigii L were evaluated by ABTS and phosphomolybdenum assays along with plant polyphenolic constituents and reference antioxidants. All examined methanolic extracts showed significant activity to scavenge ABTS and hydroxyl free radicals, reducing power, iron chelating ability and total antioxidant capacity in the order: Brown>Dwarf>Regular. Total polyphenol content (111-532 mg/g), flavonoid (0.01-0.09%) contents in dried plant samples was determined spectrophotometrically. The present study indicates the value of Murraya koenigii L as good source of antioxidants especially brown type.