Comparative Antioxidant Power Determination of Taraxacum officinale by FRAP and DTPH MethodAmin MM1*, Sawhney SS1 and Manmohan Singh Jassal2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Amin MM
R&D Division Uttaranchal College of Science and Technology
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 12, 2013; Accepted date: March 21, 2013; Published date: March 25, 2013
Citation:Amin MM, Sawhney SS, Jassal MS (2013) Comparative Antioxidant Power Determination of Taraxacum officinale by FRAP and DTPH Method. Pharmaceut Anal Acta 4:221. doi: 10.4172/2153-2435.1000221
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Antioxidant activity has been assessed by in vitro method for phytochemical fraction of plant; viz. water extracts of root, stem and flower of Taraxacum officinale plant. This investigation was under taken to evaluate water extracts of taraxacum officinale plant for possible antioxidants potential. Antiradical activity of all extracts was measured by 1, 1, diphenyl-2, picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay and was compared to ascorbic acid and Ferric reducing power (FRAP) of the extract. In the present study two in vitro models were used for evaluation of antioxidant activity. The first one method was for direct measurement of reducing power and the other one for radical scavenging activity. The present study revealed the Taraxacum officinale has significant radical scavenging activity.