Antioxidant Potential of Abutilon indicum (L.) Sw.Javed Ahmad1* and Iffat Khan2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Javed Ahmad
Department of Biochemical Engineering and Food Technology
Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI), Kanpur, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 06, 2012; Accepted date: July 24, 2012; Published date: July 26, 2012
Citation: Ahmad J, Khan I (2012) Antioxidant Potential of Abutilon indicum (L.) Sw. J Plant Pathol Microb 3:124. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000124
Copyright: © 2012 Ahmad J, 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.
To explore new biocompatible antioxidants with the least associated side-effects, the present study was carried out to evaluate the antioxidant activity of leaf extracts of Abutilon indicum L. (Malvaceae). The methanol extract was prepared and screened for in vitro antioxidant activities using Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power (FRAP) assay. The reducing power of a methanolic leaf extract of Abutilon indicum was markedly enhanced with the increasing concentrations. In addition, the potential antioxidant(s) from the plant extract of Abutilon indicum were partially purified by thin layer chromatography. The results indicate a strong antioxidant activity of the extract.